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Improver Sailing: Stage 2/3



  • Our 3-day course during the school half erm holidays run from 9.30 until 4.30 with an hour for lunch
  • On the first day of the course, there is a briefing for the students when they meet their instructors and at the same time we  have a briefing for  parents/guardians from a senior member of the team 
  • On the last day, at 3.15, there is a sail past followed by prize giving when friends and family are invited to come and watch what the students have achieved during the week and celebrate their success



All of our courses are taught by RYA qualified instructors in groups with a maximum ratio of 6 students to each instructor. Teaching takes place on the water and in the classroom and  we move between the two depending on the group, the weather conditions and the requirements of the curriculum. We normally use Oppies, Bugs or Terras on this course and the student will usually be sailing single handedly.

The 3-day improver course at Queen Mary focusses on RYA Stage 2 and 3 of the curriculum. On achieving Stage 2, the student will have a range of sailing skills and background knowledge, and be well on the way to being a confident small boat sailor. On achieving Stage 3, the student will be able to sail in any direction and rig and launch their own boat. Unless the student has a significant amount of sailing experience, it is quite normal for Stage 3 to be completed after more than one Improver Sailing courses.


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

Our onsite caterers have a daily menu available consisting of a 2 course cooked lunch with a salad bar, rolls and a drink. Lunches can be booked at the beginning of the week, payment by cheque or cash only - credit cards are not accepted.  Alternatively, participants may bring their own packed lunch.  Snacks are also available to purchase at lunch time.

For more information, call us on 01784 248881

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