RYA Youth Sailing: Improvers (Stage 3) in Oppies
*** Booking opens for non-members on 1st March 2023 ***
Recommended Age: 8 - 11. Older sailors (aged 10-15) may wish to consider our Improvers in Fusion/Topper course.
Entry Requirements: Minimum age 8 with sailing ability to an absolute minimum of RYA Stage 2 is required. Ideally, students will have gained additional sailing experience and confidence since completing Stage 2. There is a considerable jump in skills and ability from Stage 2 required to successfully complete the Stage 3 course. Students who do not have RYA Stage 2 should consider our RYA Youth Next Steps courses.
Cost: Members £235, non-members £320. Four day course
This intermediate course will follow the RYA Stage 3 syllabus and towards the end of the course, depending on conditions and sailors' ability, may also cover parts of the RYA Start Racing syllabus.
The course is designed to enhance the skills needed to sail around a course and build self-reliance on the water covering rigging, sailing theory, launching and recovery, efficient sailing at all angles to the wind and boat control manoeuvres, building confidence in a range of sailing techniques on all points of sail and capsize recovery.
At the end of the course, successful sailors will be able to launch and sail a dinghy on all points of sail around a triangle in moderate conditions. and understand the basic principles needed to become a confident sailor. Stage 3 skills are the minimum required to usefully participate in club cadet racing.
This course runs for four days (Tue-Fri) from 09:30-16:30 and will be taught in club Oppies, available to use free of charge. Older sailors (aged 10-15) may wish to consider our Improvers in Fusion/Topper course.
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Last updated 12:07am on 8 June 2023