Bray Lake Watersports

Dinghy Sailing | Learn to... Stages 1 - 3

This fun filled course takes you from novice to competent sailor

RYA

Course Price: £255

Discover the excitment of dinghy sailing on this fun filled course which will quickly get you out on the water learning all the necessary techniques to turn you into a competent sailor. You will learn the following:

  • How to sail across the wind
  • How to tack and gybe, as well as negotiate a simple course
  • You will also start to learn more advanced sailing techniques
  • Cover all the necessary theory and safety considerations.

Skills are learnt through a variety of games and fun exercises to develop your sailing technique throughout the course. On successful completion of the Stage 2 certificate you will be competent enough to hire kit and sail at Bray Lake in light winds

You will receive a log book which will show your progress throughout the course, and on successful completion of stages you will receive certificates

Some of the new skills do require a fair amount of practise to perfect so you may need a bit more time to complete all the stages. To keep moving your skills forward get involved with the After School Club and we'll help you achieve your goals.

This course runs over 5 days throughout the school holidays. If you are unsure whether you wish to commit to a full week, you can sign up to the 2 day beginners course. Details below.

Similarly, if you already have the basics and feel you are ready to move on to the intermediate skills, you can book the 3 day intermediate course. Details below.

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Dinghy Sailing | Start Stage 1 & 2

Learn the sailing basics with this fun filled course (2 days)

RYA

Course Price: £120

  Start

This course will give you a great introduction to the exciting sport of sailing. With a mixture of skills learnt both ashore and on the water this fun filled course will soon have you up and sailing across the wind.

  • You will learn how to sail across the wind
  • You will learn how to tack and gybe, as well as negotiate a simple course
  • Through a variety of games and fun exercises your sailing technique will develop throughout the course
  • On successful completion of the Stage 2 certificate you will be competent enough to sail under supervision at Bray Lake

This course which is 2 full days runs throughout the school holidays and selected weekends in the year.

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Dinghy Sailing | Intermediate Stage 2 & 3

Progress through the different stages of sailing, and grow in confidence (3 days)

RYA

Course Price: £159

  Intermediate

If you can already sail and are looking to take the next step this is the course for you. It will allow you progress through the next stages, helping you to ultimately become a more skill full and confident sailor and enable allowing you handle more challenging conditions with ease.  During the course you will:

  • Re-cap and develop existing sailing skills
  • Start to learn techniques
  • Cover all the necessary theory and safety considerations.

Some of the new skills do require a fair amount of practise to perfect so you may need a bit more time to complete all the stages. To keep moving your skills forward get involved with the After School Club and we'll help you achieve your goals.

This course runs over 3 full days throughout the school holidays. If you feel a little rusty add on the two day start sailing course as a great re-fresher course. A similar course runs on selected weekends in the year.

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Dinghy Sailing | Advanced Stage 4 plus

Start using performance boats and develop skills to sail in more challenging conditions

RYA

Course Price: £255

The coaching week is aimed at dinghy sailors who hold their RYA Stage 3 certificate. The emphasis of the week will be about consolidating knowledge whilst getting the most fun out of your sailing.

Sessions will be suited to both the ability of those on the course as well as weather conditions.

The coaching week only runs during school holidays. The following gives you a flavour of what the coaching week is all about.

  • You will be introduced to more advanced sailing techniques such as using a spinnaker and anchoring
  • You will be introduced to seamanship skills
  • There will be time spent crewing and helming double handers
  • Time will be devoted to getting a flavour of the exciting world of competitive racing, which will set you up for our racing sessions

The great thing about the coaching week, is that you can repeat it as often as you like, and each time you will learn something new and your sailing skills will just get better and better.

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