RYA Seamanship Skills
This 2 day course is designed to improve sailors technique and give them the ability to problem solve on and off the water.
23rd September 2017 – 24th September 2017
sports and wellbeing
Jubilee Sports Centre Reception 02380 592119
University Water Sports Centre 02380 676875
What we DO provide: Wetsuits, spray suits (waterproofs), wetsuit boots, wellington boots, lifejackets, buoyancy aids, large waterproof bags, helmets (where appropriate).
What we DON’T provide: Gloves, hats, towels, change of clothes, thermals, jumpers, sun cream, bottled water, food, toiletries (shower gel etc).
Weather: Practical sessions will always take place, other than in gales or flat calm. An alternative session will be arranged (if at all possible, if these occasions arise).
Why not check the weather before you come:
Safety: Buoyancy aids are provided and must always be worn when afloat. Any course member with a medical condition, e.g. Diabetes, should relay this information to the Instructor before the beginning of the course – this will be treated in the strictest confidence. Please make sure you complete a medical questionnaire before going on the water.
Although it is not essential, it is advisable that you are able to swim 50m.
All instructors are first aid trained; please approach them if you require help.
Facilities: Limited parking is available on site. There are shower facilities available.
Meals: Candidates are asked to bring a packed lunch and something warm to drink.
Course Cancellation: If insufficient numbers enrol on the course then the course may be cancelled. If we have to cancel a course due to lack of numbers you will be offered the chance to transfer on to another course or be refunded in full. Either must be done within the same academic year. In no other circumstances will persons normally be entitled to a refund in full or part.
All equipment and the cost of the log book and certificate are included in the cost of the course
Candidates may wish to purchase the RYA Start Sailing – Beginners Handbook
£5.99 available from the RYA