Youth Training Courses

Youth training is broken down into 4 stages:

STAGE 1

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.

STAGE 2

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.

STAGE 3

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.

STAGE 4

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

or

Option 2 – 16th & 23rd September

Book here.