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RYA Keelboat Level 2 – Basic Skills will set out the foundations of sailing and give you the skills to be able to sail without the help of an instructor in light winds.

The course over two days, and it is the follow on from our RYA Keelboat Level 1 – Start Sailing course.

This course will give you an understanding of the basic skills needed to sail a boat on your own. The syllabus covers rigging a boat, launching from a trailer, sailing in all directions, capsize recoveryand essential safety knowledge.

On completion of the course you will be able to sail a boat and make decisions in light wind conditions.

RYA Basic Skills (Level 2):  This practical course consolidates what you will already have learnt on a Start Sailing - Keelboat course and sets out the foundations for developing your sailing. 

  • Rigging according to weather;
  • Sailing manoeuvres e.g.: sail setting, balance, trim etc.;
  • Rope work, further knots;
  • Use of an inboard or outboard engine.

Our friendly instructors will be with you every step of the way, offering clear instruction, guidance and encouragement to ensure you really get the most out of your sailing weekend.

The Next Steps: To progress your sailing further we recommend you joining your local sailing club to help consolidate what you have learnt. Once you have gained more experience and confidence then think about trying our Better Sailing - Keelboat weekend.

To find out where your nearest sailing club is please visit the RYA.

Recommended Reading 

RYA Dinghy Sailing Beginners Handbook (G3)

RYA National Sailing Scheme Logbook (G4)


Course Information

Duration: 2 Days

Time: 0915-1700

Certificate: RYA Basic Skills (L2)

Minimum Standard: Knowledge to Level 1 Start Sailing standard

Minimum Age: 16 yrs.

Anyone under the age of 18 years must have a Parental Consent form completed and signed by a parent/guardian - this must be handed in to reception on arrival during registration, without this form participants will not be permitted to take part.

Accommodation: If you want to stay at the Centre during your course, please add the accommodation package to your booking 

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