RYA

Training Courses

We have run successful level 1,2 courses for adults and juniors in 2021. We hope to increase the number of these in 2022. 

 

Junior courses follow the RYA youth syllabus which can be seen HERE

Please contact us if interested in being added to a waiting list.

Also Contact us if you want to book powerboat training or safety boat training.

email sailing@doveyyachtclub.org.uk 

Next year we hope to have more certainty around COVID. Courses will be set up the booking system with webcollect

The RYA courses we run usually include the following:
 
Start Sailing (Level 1)
Day One - Rigging, launch, recovery, wind awareness, sailing across the wind, turning(tacking)
Day Two - Stopping, sailing upwind and downwind, understands capsize recovery
 
Basic Skills (Level 2)
Day One -  Rigging according to weather, basic understanding of sail set, balance, trim, course made good,  and centreboard
Day Two - Rope work, demonstrate capsize recovery, basic racing
 
Better Sailing (Level 3) 
Day One - Practice and development of sailing techniques, effectively applying 5 essentials, race rules
Day Two -  Sailing theory, meteorology, use of different boats
 
Race Coaching
We also run race training weekends for aspirant racers and regular weekly training sessions for local juniors.
 

Powerboat Courses

In addition to sailing courses we also offer Power Boat Training (level2) and Safety Boat instruction.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 (PB2)

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This course will introduce the newcomer to handling a fast planing power boat, including, boat and pre-launch checks, basic powerboat handling skills at both low and planning speed and how to plan a short coastal passage. This course is the minimum level required to drive a club powerboat. Training and assessment is generally carried out in the fast planning rigid-hull inflatable boats, but we will also use the tiller steered Sparfel boats. All participants must supply a passport sized photograph at the start of the course. Anyone successfully completing the course will receive the RYA Powerboat Level 2 (PB2) certificate.

We run several during the year as seen on our provisional progrmme or may be arranged to suit your dates, 

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Powerboat Level 2

Pre-course experience None. May be preceded by Level 1 Start Powerboating
Assumed Knowledge None
Course content All you need to know for self-sufficient powerboating at a basic level. Course includes launching, mooring, anchoring and recovery plus all the boat driving skills required for basic competence in a powerboat
Ability after course Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft
Minimum duration 2 day course 
Minimum age For the Level 2 Powerboat Handling course the minimum age is 15, 

 

First Aid

 
First Aid courses are run occasionally. At times these courses are subsidised for members to allow us to add to our pool of trained volunteers.
PB2
 

To book a specific course, click through to our webcollect booking system

 

 

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