RYA Seamanship

This weekend is aimed at improving your technical sailing ability and will be run in our double-handed dinghies.

Seamanship Skills: The emphasis of this course is on increasing the self-reliance and decision-making of the sailor, by spending time developing your boat handling and manoeuvring skills in a seamanlike manner.

Key learning points: coming alongside, man overboard recovery and reefing afloat.

Assumed knowledge: Sailing skills to the standard of the Level 3 course, or Level 2 plus a seasons experience
Minimum duration: 2 days (or equivalent sessions)
Minimum age: None
Course content: Launching and recovering the boat in different circumstances, stopping, reducing sail, recovering a man overboard, anchoring
Ability after course: Able to handle a wide range of situations afloat