Youth training is broken down into 4 stages:
A basic understanding of. how a boat sailing, with some experience of steering and handling the boat
Assumed knowledge – None.
Course content – Launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat, basic sailing.
Ability after course – Able to steer and understand basic principles.
A range of sailing skills and knowledge to help in becoming a confident sailor.
Assumed knowledge – Stage 1. Basic knowledge and steering ability.
Course content – Basic sailing skills, ropework and collision avoidance.
Ability after course – Able to tack and control boat speed, and understand basic principles.
Rigging, launching and sailing in any direction. Equivalent to Level 2 in the National Sailing Scheme.
Assumed knowledge – Up to and including the Stage 2 course.
Course content – Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques, capsize recovery, sailing theory.
Ability after course -Able to launch and sail a dinghy around a triangle course in moderate conditions.
Sail a double handed boat as crew or helm, and solve a variety of problems afloat. (optional if Stage 3 was taken in a double hander).
Assumed knowledge – Up to and including Stage 3 course,
Course content – Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques and manoeuvres in crewed boats, recovering a man overboard.
Ability after course – Can launch and return to a beach, jetty or mooring, and sail a crewed dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions.
Youth courses are for aged 8+ and run over 2 days.
2017 Training dates are:
Option 1 – 13th & 20th May
Option 2 – 16th & 23rd September