Tankerton Bay Sailing Club - Kent

Learn to sail a dinghy

This 2-day RYA Level 1 course provides a short introduction to sailing for novices. By the end of the course you will have a basic understanding of dinghy-handling techniques and background knowledge.  

The course is carried out in single handed dinghies under the instruction of our RYA qualified instructors and a safety boat is in attendance at all times you are on the water. As well as plenty of sailing sessions there are some on-shore theory sessions too. This course is aimed at adults, but we will consider accompanied youth, so do ask if you would like to learn as a family.

Duration 2 full days (approx. 16 hours)

Course content summary:

Clothing and equipment

Rigging your boat and an understanding of the controls

Sailing towards, across and away from the wind

Turning through the eye of the wind

Controlling speed and stopping

Getting out of difficulties (being stuck in the eye of the wind/capsizing)

Basic useful knots

Rules of the road

Weather and its implications.

Separate youth courses for those aged 8 - 16 are available in the summer where youngsters can follow the RYA Youth Sailing Stages to build skills safely and have plenty of fun along the way.

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