RYA Dinghy Level 1 - Start Sailing

Age 16+

The scheme is a series of two-day courses for adults wanting to learn in dinghies, small keelboats and multihulls.

It has been designed to help you enjoy whichever aspect of the sport appeals to you.

Requirements and Outcomes

Level 1 Introducing you sailing with all you need to know to get afloat under supervision
Assumed Knowledge None
Minimum Duration 2 days
Minimum Age 16
Course Content How to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovering
Ability after the course Able to sail in light winds under supervision

Course Agenda

Times Course Agenda
9.15 Arrive at Dundee Sailing Club to sign in for your course and meet your instructors where you will be briefed and issued your sailing kit and the instructors will show you the location of the changing rooms, toilets, lockers and drying rooms. (See notes below re clothing and equipment)
10.00 Session starts
13.00 Break for lunch.  There is a recreation room onsite and there is plenty of room for groups to sit and enjoy their packed lunch whilst enjoying the amazing views of the Tay Estuary.
14.00 Afternoon sessions commence
16.30 Finish sessions afloat and de rig
16.45 Debrief and get changed
17.00 Depart

What to bring and other essential information

Included in your course cost is the use of our wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets and spray tops. Students will need to bring with them suitable footwear (Close toed footwear) (old trainers or wetsuit boots), swimwear (for under wetsuits) and shorts and T shirts, finally a towel is essential. A warm change of clothes for afterwards is also advisable. Other useful items not to forget are a water bottle ( drinking water available in kitchen), sun cream, sun hat and a waterproof camera. There are lockers available however we look after personal possessions belonging to the group. *RYA Books – If you already have a log book we would kindly ask you to bring it with you on your first day and hand it to your instructor. If you do not have a log book and would like to purchase one we do have them available for sale at our centre. A log book is yours to keep and all sailing qualifications gained at an RYA recognised training centre will be logged. If you do not have a log book , you will be issued one as part of course cost. Remember that the log book is yours to keep and should be used to record and log all sailing qualifications gained at an RYA recognised training.

Venue

The course begins at 9.15am sharp at Grassy Beach Sailing Centre which is based within Dundee Sailing Club’s facility. The Centre has toilets, changing facilities and a recreation room. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. The kitchen also has cooking facilities to support any dietary requirements.

If you are driving to the venue we recommend parking in the car park at the bottom of Ogilvie Drive, Broughty Ferry to the right of the level crossing. Once parked, candidates should cross the level crossing by the gates and turn right onto the foot/cycle path and the building is about 100 metres on the right hand side.

Course info

Future course dates will be added soon.

  Enquire   Phone 01382 435911