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This course is designed to give you further confidence and build on your Stage 1 skills. 

The RYA stage 2 course is aimed at those with previous sailing experience who would like to progress to a competent standard in moderate wind conditions. Tuition takes place in single-handed boats under the supervision of a fully qualified instructor.

RYA Youth Improver Sailing Stage 2: Basic sailing skills, ropework, collision avoidance

Ability after the course: Able to tack and control boat speed, and understand basic principles


Our friendly instructors will be with you every step of the way, offering clear instruction, guidance and encouragement. 


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


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

Please bring a waterproof jacket, warm clothes and a hat if it's cold; if it's warm you will need sun screen, sunglasses, a hat and cool clothing. Whatever the weather you will also need footwear to wear on the water (old trainers). 



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.


Why not check out our other youth courses and make 2021 all about experiencing new adventures

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Course Information

Duration: 2 Days

Time: 0915-1700

Certificate: RYA Youth Improver Sailing Stage 2

Minimum Standard: Basic knowledge and steering ability to Stage 1 standard

Minimum Age: 8 yrs.

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