RYA Adult Courses


Level 1

The Start sailing course provides a basic understanding of dinghy handling techniques and background knowledge.

No previous experience is necessary.

We use Laser Bahias or RS Zests.  Bahias: The maximum student: instructor ratio is 3: 1. Generally 2 or 3 students per boat with the instructor on board. Zests: Maximum student: instructor ratio is 6:1 each student has their own boat

An ‘RYA Start Sailing’ book and RYA logbook are included in the course price as is a Level 1 certificate for successful students.

It is recommended that students consolidate the course by doing a Level 2 course.

Course duration: 2 days. When booking please book the start date

Dates available: 27th & 28th April 2024

Price from £90 Per Person

Level 2

The Basic skills course builds on the basic sailing knowledge of Level 1 and introduces new techniques including capsize recovery.

Pre requisite: Students are expected to have sailed before or have a Level 1 certificate which they should bring with their Logbook.

There is a maximum of 3 students to 1 instructor.

After the course students should be able to rig, capsize, right and sail a boat as helm or crew in a gentle breeze.

Successful students are awarded with a Level 2 certificate

It is recommended that students consolidate the course by doing Level 3.

Course duration: 2 days. When booking please book the start date

Dates available: TBA 2024

Price from £90 Per Person

Level 3

The Better sailing course builds on the Level 2 experience and introduces aspects of the sailing required for the advanced course of Seamanship.

Pre requisite: Students are expected to be competent sailors in a gentle breeze or have a Level 2 certificate which they should bring with their logbook.

On completion students should be competent to sail safely in moderate winds without instruction.

Successful students are awarded with a Level 3 certificate

The ‘RYA Advanced Sailing’ book is available (£10) and is recommended

Course duration: 2 days. When booking please book the start date

Dates available: TBA

Price from £90 Per Person

SEAMANSHIP SKILLS

ASCSS provides the advanced course of Seamanship which can be used as a pre-requisite for those training to become an Assistant Instructor.

The course is not essential for general sailing however it is fun and improves personal sailing skills.

Pre requisite: Students are expected to be competent sailors or have a Level 3 certificate which they should bring with their logbook.

The ‘RYA Advanced Sailing’ book is available (£10) and is recommended.

Course duration: 2 days. When booking please book the start date

Dates available: TBA

Price from £90 Per Person

Assistant Instructor Course

Pre requisites:
This course is only available to team members.

Trainees will be competent sailors with an Advanced Sailing Certificate eg, Seamanship.
Trainees are instructed on the RYA teaching methods and plans

Course duration is 16 hours, usually 1 day of group training followed by on-the-job training

On successful completion of the course, the candidate will be awarded with an Assistant instructor certificate and will be counted as an Instructor for beginner courses on our site in Bristol. An Assistant Instructor is site specific.

Price Free of charge