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Sailing for Beginners in Southport | Onshore Teaching | Practical Work | Start Racing

Learn How To Sail

Sailing is a fantastic and diverse sport, with activities to suit everyone. The RYA National Sailing Scheme has been designed to help you enjoy whichever aspect of the sport that appeals to you. All the courses in the Scheme can be taken in a dinghy, keelboat or multihull so you can have tuition in whatever type of boat you wish.

Start Sailing Level 1 - getting afloat

An introduction to the sport, covering the minimum knowledge required to get afloat under supervision.

Basic Skills Level 2 - the foundations of the sport

Becoming a competent sailor in light winds

Completion of this course is the basis from which to develop your sailing.

Seamanship Skills - sail independently

How to handle a boat in all circumstances and solve problems afloat.

Day Sailing - go cruising

Passage planning and decision making for small boat cruising

Sailing with Spinnakers - kites course

Everything you need to know to sail modern three-sail boats

Start Racing - go club racing

The start line for enjoying club racing. All you need to know to get round the course

Performance Sailing - get coached and sail better

Improve your boat handling and confidence in performance boats.

Go Sailing in the UK

Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour are widely recognised as the finest sailing waters in the UK. This together with the development of the new purpose built, on-shore facilities have resulted in the Academy being selected as the venue for the 2012 Olympic sailing events, should London be chosen to host the Games.

Facilities on shore include a licensed clubhouse, conference/ meeting rooms, slipways, a boat hoist, extensive dinghy and car parks, a permanent crane, and storage for all types of boats.

Whether you wish to run a major championship event, try sailing for the first time or simply enjoy sailing for the fantastic and fun sport that it is, we think you will find our services hard to beat.

Sailing For Beginners | Practical

Rigging - has wind awareness. Knowledge of spars and rigging, parts of the sail, sail controls and foils.
Ropework - can tie a figure of eight knot, round turn and two half hitches and secure a rope to a cleat.
Sailing Techniques and Manoeuvres - Has wind awareness. Has practical understanding of the following maneuvers: Reaching, Stopping, Controlling speed, Tacking, Getting out of irons, Sailing upwind, Sailing downwind and Gybing.
Launching and Recovery - Can secure a boat to a trolley. Understands the principles of: Wheeling a trolley, Launching and leaving the shore, coming ashore and recovery of boat and Wind awareness ashore.

Onshore Teaching

  1. Sailing Theory and Background
  2. Has awareness of other water users
  3. Has basic knowledge of rules of the road
  4. Meteorology
  5. Has awareness of onshore and offshore winds
  6. Knows sources of weather information.
  7. Capsize Recovery
  8. Understands basic theory and importance of staying with boat

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