May  RYA Level 1, 2 is cancelled - all participants have alternative  dates

May RYA Level 1, 2 is cancelled - all participants have alternative dates

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Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club

Cheddar Reservoir


BS26 2DL

United Kingdom

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RYA level 1,2 for new members to the club

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If you are booked on this course then you have been sent alternative date options

with the option for a full refund if none of the alternatives work for you

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RYA Start Sailing & Sailing Basics RYA level 1&2

A five day RYA  Start Sailing Dinghy Course for Adult (aged 16 or over) novices or as a refresher for those returning to dinghy sailing. 

The course is for people wanting to join BCYC, with a training discount included in the price, or for existing members.

Note : - 2021 Dates are in MAY  Sat 1st , Sun 2nd, bank holiday Mon 3rd, then following weekend sat 8th Sunday 9th.

The course follows the RYA start sailing / sailing basics syllabus and aims at developing confidence and competence of the participants to sail without any instruction.

The course takes place using club training boats that can be hired by members once Sailing Basics (level 2) certification has been awarded

The RYA Bit

The RYA Recognised training center for theis course is Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club - Principal Instructor Johnny Allen, and the course is held on Cheddar Reservoir - Somerset. The minimum duration to complete the course is 32 Hours and the maximum student to instructor ratio we are allowed is 1:6 but in reality we will have a ratio of 1:2. You will be provided with an RYA Syllabus / Logbook as part of your course fee, and the RYA start sailing book will be available for an additional £10 if requested.

What Do I Need to Go Sailing?

The course provides all equipment that you will need, wetsuits, bouyancy aid and spray jacket.

You will need to provide shoes that can get wet (training shoes or pumps will do) and a towel. The club has lockable changing rooms and hot showers. Teas and coffees and be purchased at the club and participants need to bring a packed lunch.

The course runs from 09:30 to 17:00 each day. 

How Much Will it Cost?

The five day course costs existing BCYC members  £200. 

The five day course costs £350 for non members and includes BCYC membership up to renewal on 1st March. The course is an ideal way of staring at BCYC meeting fellow new members and making friends. Membership allows the hiring of club boats and requires commitment to support the club for a number of "corinthian " days throughout the year. There is a deposit of £20 for a gate key and your membership can be upgraded to a familiy membership for the additional membership fee. 

Please note: - if two family members are coming on the course, please buy one new member place and one BCYC member place so you do not overpay the memebrship part - Any additional cost for family memebrship can be paid on the course.

In addition if you would like to purchase an RYA start sailing manual - these can be purchased for 10 pounds at the start of the course.

If you wish to come on the course but do not want to join BCYC the fee remains at £350

BBQ on last Saturday

There will be a BBQ at the club on the last saturday of the course, and the bar will be open, why not stay for a social and get to know other members and your instructors. The BBQ is open to family and friends - all welcome - no need to book - please invite family.