Advanced Dinghy Courses

The Advanced Dinghy modules outlined below run alongside the Adult Dinghy Courses, and are available on demand. When booking on an Adult Dinghy Course you will be asked to choose the course you want. Dates are as follows:

Adult Dinghy Course 1 Sat/Sun 29 & 30 Apr 2017 Book Online
Adult Dinghy Course 2 Sat/Sun 13 & 14 May 2017 Book Online
Adult Dinghy Course 3 Sat/Sat 10 & 17 June 2017 Book Online
Adult Dinghy Course 4 Sat/Sat 1 & 15 July 2017 Book Online
Adult Dinghy Course 5 Sat/Sun 16 & 17 Sept 2017 Book Online

   

Dinghy Seamanship Skills

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

Assumed knowledge: Sailing skills to the standard of the Level 3 course, or Level 2 plus a seasons experience.

Minimum duration: 2 days (or equivalent sessions)

Minimum age: None

Course content: Launching and recovering the boat in different circumstances, stopping, reducing sail, recovering a man overboard, anchoring

Ability after course: Able to handle a wide range of situations afloat


Dinghy Start Racing

Having learnt to sail you may wish to join in our club racing. This course takes you through the fundamentals of getting off the start line and round the course.

Assumed knowledge: Sailing and knowledge to at least the standard of the Level 3 course or Stage 3/4 in the Youth Sailing Scheme.

Minimum duration: 2 days (or equivalent sessions)

Minimum age: None

Course content: All the skills required to start club racing, including how to maximise boat speed and outwit your opponents

Ability after course: Able to take part in club racing in good condition.


Sailing With Spinnakers

Everything you need to know about sailing with conventional or asymmetric spinnakers.

Assumed knowledge: Sailing and background knowledge to the standard of the Level 2 course

Minimum duration: 2 days (or equivalent sessions)

Minimum age: None

Course content:How to rig the spinnaker, hoist and drop, enter the Power Zone (blasting), going round a race course Ability after Course: Ability to confidently use the Spinnaker

Ability after course: Able to take part in club racing in good conditions