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This 2 day course is aimed at improving your technical sailing ability  and will be run in our double handed dinghies. 

Seamanship Skills: The emphasis of this course is on increasing the self-reliance and decision-making of the sailor, by spending time developing your boat handling and manoeuvring skills in a seamanlike manner.  

Key learning points: coming alongside, man overboard recovery and reefing afloat. 

 


Plas Menai will provide all necessary personal protective clothing including wetsuits, waterproofs, buoyancy aids and helmets.

Please bring with you;

  • Swimming togs & towel
  • Footwear for on the water
  • Sock that cover your ankles
  • 50p for locker

 

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN YOU BOOK WITH PLAS MENAI NATIONAL OUTDOOR CENTRE

Plas Menai fully supports the government guidelines on the current Covid-19 situation. Following Government advice, we have everything in place to operate safely and follow these guidelines.

  • Pre book your adventure online. Booking in advance is essential. We cannot accommodate walk in bookings.
  • A booking confirmation will be sent out to your email address including all information you will need before arriving at the centre.
  • Waivers are online only; a link will be included in your email confirmation for you to complete on your own computer or phone. If we do not receive a completed waiver from you and additional participants, we cannot take you on your activity.
  • Arrive 10 mins before your adventure start time and wait in your vehicle where your instructor will meet you.
  • If you have your own wetsuits it is preferable to bring them, if not, our instructors will allocate your wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet that will have all been cleaned within manufacturer guidelines.

During this time, we have had to adapt areas of our service to ensure staff and customers are kept safe. Find out how we are reopening safely here.

 


The Next Steps: This weekend will provide you with a solid foundation on which to develop your sailing independently. Once you feel confident in the skills you have learnt, consider the  RYA Sailing with Spinnakers 2 day course, where you will have the opportunity to trail using an asymmetric spinnaker.

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


Recommended Reading 

RYA Dinghy Sailing Advanced Handbook (G12)

RYA National Sailing Scheme Logbook (G4)


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Course Information

Duration: 2 Days

Time: 0915-1700

Certificate: RYA Seamanship Skills 

Minimum Standard: Can competently sail around a course in moderate conditions 

Minimum Age: 16 yrs. 

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