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RYA Level 1 Course Information

The RYA level 1 dinghy sailing introduces absolute beginners to the sport of dinghy sailing. The course is for beginners who have done little or no dinghy sailing before. It is the first part of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) training scheme. The course is run by Andrew Simpson Centre instructors, with an emphasis on starting to learn the basics of boat handling and wind awareness in a friendly, relaxed environment. By the end of the course you will have a basic understanding of sailing techniques and some background knowledge and should have the competence and the confidence to be able to sail in light winds under the supervision of your RYA Instructor.

Requirements

Whilst capsizing and rescue isn’t covered specifically in the Level 1 course, candidates should be able to swim a minimum of 50m.

Course Content

An introduction to wind awareness, boat rigging, basic sailing techniques and safety whilst afloat, sailing in different directions, tacking, gybing, launching & recovery.

What’s Included

  • 2 days Instruction
  • Use of the Andrew Simpson Centre dinghies
  • Use of a buoyancy aid
  • RYA Dinghy Level 1 logbook/certificate

Course cost

€210 for the complete level 1 course (2 Days).

RYA level 2 course information

The RYA level 2 course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired from the RYA level 1 course, taking participants to a level where they are competent to sail in light to moderate winds without supervision. On satisfactory completion of the RYA level 2 course, individuals are deemed to have sufficient competence to make use of the Andrew SImpson Centre‘s own boats, weather conditions permitting. Like Level 1, this course is highly practical with the majority of the time spent on the water. The course builds on the topics covered in the RYA level 1 course and introduces the following additional topics to raise the individuals competence to a point where they are safe to sail unsupervised in suitable conditions.

  • Rigging to weather conditions
  • Rope work
  • Capsize and recovery
  • Launching & recovery

Requirements

RYA level 1 course or RYA level 1 sailing ability. Candidates should be able to swim a minimum of 50m.

What’s Included

  • 2 days Instruction
  • Use of the Andrew Simpson Centre dinghies
  • Use of a buoyancy aid
  • RYA Dinghy Level 2 logbook/certificate

Course cost

€210 for the complete level 2 course (2 Days).

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