RYA Level 1: Start Sailing
Course times for this weekend runs are 09:30 until 17:00 both days.
The RYA Level 1: Start Sailing course at Queen Mary assumes that the student has not sailed before and is normally conducted in Laser Picos. After you have learnt to rig the boat and received an introduction to the boat's controls, the group will take to the water to experience for the first time what it's like to helm a sailing dinghy alone, under the close supervision of the RYA instructor(s).
By the end of the course you should have a basic understanding of boat handling techniques and background knowledge, and you will be awarded the RYA Level 1 certificate on successfully completing and understanding the modules of the RYA Level 1 syllabus on the National Sailing Scheme.
What to bring
- We provide wetsuits and buoyancy aids although if you have your own you are welcome to use them.
- You should bring: swimwear (to wear under wetsuit), shoes you are happy to get wet, a towel, a change of clothes, suntan cream, a hat, and a water bottle
QM Select - join our exclusive membership scheme and get this course free - for more information, call us on 01784 248881
Booking 3 or more people on the same course?
A 10% discount is available on sailing, windsurfing and multi-activity courses, do call us on 01784 248881 for more information
if the course you are interested in is full, do give us a call and we can see if we can increase the spaces available
Do I need to be able to swim?
You need to be confident in the water, but there is no minimum swimming ability required
What do you provide?
We provide wetsuit, buoyancy aid and all sailing equipment
What should I bring with me?
Shoes you are happy to get wet, swimwear to wear under your wetsuit, towel, a change of clothes, suntan cream and a hat
What is the minimum number of students for a course to run?
Usually we need 3 people to run a course, we will contact you if we do not reach that number
What happens if I need to cancel?
You may cancel any time up until 14 days before the course (instructor courses require a minimum of 2 month notice) with full refund (minus the admin fee). After that time, there is a 100% fee
What qualifications do your staff hold?
All our RYA courses are taught by qualified RYA Instructors inline with RYA guidelines. All non-RYA courses are taught by appropriately trained Instructors inline with our AALA recognition.
Just give us a call on 01784 248881