Learn to Sail: RYA Levels 1 & 2

South Staffs Sailing Club is an RYA Approved Training Centre. We run two RYA Learn to Sail courses for adults per year, which are internationally recognized. The courses are suitable for adults of all ages and levels of fitness, and give a basic knowledge of sailing and the capability to sail a dinghy in light winds without an instructor. Sailing is a relatively cheap sport to take up and you don’t need any special equipment to get started just comfy clothes, soft soled shoes and a sense of adventure!

Interest is always high in these courses, please see the details below or contact Mark Fleming for more information.

The level 1 and 2 courses are aimed at both members and prospective members and will be run in two sections, the first being a series of five Wednesday evenings. This is then followed by a gap of several weeks, in which we encourage participants to practice their skills with support from other club members. The Level ‘Plus 1’ programme will enable you to do that. The Level 2 part of the course is run over two consecutive Saturdays.

RYA logbooks will be provided and RYA certificates will be awarded on successful completion of the course.

The capsize drill is an essential part of the course and will take place on the fifth Wednesday of the level 1 sessions. It is a good idea to beg or borrow a wet suit for this occasion but is not essential as the water is usually relatively warm and time in the water is kept to a minimum.