Sail a double handed boat as crew or helm, and solve a variety of problems afloat. By the end of the course you will be able to launch and return to a beach, jetty or mooring, and sail a crewed dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions.
Unless agreed with the instructor team, you should have already completed the RYA Stage 3 course, plus at least 6 hours of practice over 3/4 sessions (either at The Den, or your own sailing club).
This is a two day course running all weekend. Attendance is required on both days to complete the course.
This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook (if required), certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.
Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent two weeks before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.
What to Bring
You will need to bring suitable clothing to go afloat and get wet in. This means swimming gear, a wetsuit if you have one (don't worry if not, we have a number you can borrow), a complete change of clothes, and a towel! You will also need some old trainers / plimsolls / boat shoes for your feet. Jeans, wellies, flip-flops and bare-feet are not appropriate.
We will provide you with a buoyancy aid. Please bring your RYA Logbook with you.
You will also need a packed lunch or money for chips! It is worth having a few snacks with you in-case we have a late lunch.
All courses are weather dependant, and therefore may be cancelled or rescheduled at short notice. If we do have to cancel a course it will be published on the group Facebook page, and you will be advised by e-mail, so please check this prior to travelling to The Den if the weather is not looking good.
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