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RYA Dinghy Level 2

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PO3 5LY

Portsmouth Watersports Centre

Eastern Road

Portsmouth

PO3 5LY

United Kingdom

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Our welcoming instructors are on hand to ease you into the world of sailing, whether you are a beginner or a well seasoned sailor, we have a course for you. We provide all of the equipment and clothing needed including; buoyancy aids, wetsuits, boats and instructors. All you need to bring with you is a change of clothes, a towel, and shoes you don’t mind getting wet. We are not in a position to offer food on site, however there is a shop locally which you can visit. We do have vending machines on site

Assumed knowledge:

  • Sailing skills to the standard of Level 1

Minimum duration:

  • 2 days (or equivalent sessions)
Minimum age:
  • 16
Course content:
  • Rigging, launching, sailing in all directions. Capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge
Ability after course:
  • Able to sail and make decisions in good conditions

Section A

Practical

Rigging
  • Understands how to rig according to weather conditions
  • Able to reef ashore
Ropework – can tie the following:
  • Bowline
  • Clove Hitch
  • Reef Knot
Sailing Techniques and Manoeuvres
  • Has basic practical understanding of the following:
  • The Five Essentials o Sail Setting o Balance o Trim o Course Made Good o Centreboard
  • Can sail around a short course using all points of sailing and crewing skills
  • Leaving and returning to a beach, jetty or mooring
  • Coming alongside a moored boat
  • Knows basic rules of the road:
  • Power/sail
  • Port/starboard
  • Windward boat
  • Overtaking boat
  • Aware of lee shore dangers
  • Sailing in close company with others
  • Man overboard recovery
Launching and Recovery
  • Has knowledge of boat storage ashore, launching and recovery
  • Able to paddle a sailing dinghy and/or row a boat around a short course, come alongside and make fast
  • Can launch and recover a boat o Capsize Recovery
  • Can right a capsized boat using one method of righting and has knowledge of at least one other method
Section B
Sailing Background
  • Sailing Theory and Background
  • Has knowledge of:
  • Points of sailing and ‘no go zone’
  • How a sail works and sailing boat moves
  • Sea sailing – local knowledge and advice
  • Tide tables, tidal sequence of springs and neaps, ebbs and flow
  • The effect of wind direction and tidal flow on sailing conditions
  • Speed over the ground with/against tidal flow
  • Estuaries and harbour mouths – conditions and hazards
  • Informing someone ashore/dangers of sailing alone
  • Inland sailing – basic advice including local bylaws, permits, overhead power lines, locks and weirs
  • Advice for independent sailing – self reliance
  • The dangers of hypothermia and the importance of first aid training, particularly cardio pulmonary resuscitation
Meteorology
Knows sources of relevant weather, inshore forecasts, when to reef
Understands Beaufort Wind Scale

Clothing and Equipment
  • Knows importance of personal safety, clothing and buoyancy, boat buoyancy and basic equipment depending on type of boat (may include anchor, paddle, bucket, bilge pump)
Emergency Equipment and Precautions
  • Knows importance of first aid kit and flares including stowage
  • Visual methods of attracting attention
  • Action to help those in distress
Section C
Coastal
  • Capable of practical application of Section A in coastal waters o Able to anchor o Understands how to apply weather forecasts in coastal waters
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Portsmouth Watersports Centre

Eastern Road

Portsmouth

PO3 5LY

United Kingdom

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