RYA Dinghy Sailing

Whether you are just starting, or if you want to develop skills or work towards instructor qualifications, we can help. We have qualified dinghy instructors who can work with you through either the adult or youth sailing scheme. Click on the links below and have a look at what each of the courses entail.

Have a look at some of the courses we have on offer below.

RYA Start Sailing

 Duration : 2 day Course, £140

Course information and content

This is the first step on the RYA ladder to become a competent sailor. The course is almost identical to the old RYA syllabus and doesn’t require any previous experience. The course covers

  • Sailing in a triangle
  • Basic understanding of 5 essentials
  • Rigging and Launching
  • Basic sailing
  • Capsize drill

This course is suitable for anyone who is looking for a safe and enjoyable introduction to sailing. If you have never sailed before or are looking for a refresher course because your last sail feels like a long time ago, then this is the course for you.

Kit and Clothing

Swansea Watersports provides clothing including wetsuits, buoyancy aids, however you are very welcome to bring your own if you wish. Please bring along an old pair of trainers to wear in the water.

RYA Basic Skills

Duration: 2 days,  £140

Please contact us to arrange your course or for more information.

Course information and content

This course proves to be the perfect follow up to Start Sailing. This course is the next step in the RYA New Adult scheme, almost identical to the Level 2 on the old scheme. Students should have done the Academy Start course, or have similar previous experience. The course covers:

  • Using the 5 essentials
  • Rules of the road
  • Advanced sailing theory
  • Advanced Manouvres

By the end of the course our aim is to ensure that you are competent sailor.

This course is suitable for anyone who is looking for a safe and enjoyable introduction to sailing and wants to master the basics of small boat sailing. If you have never sailed before or are looking for a refresher course because your last sail feels along time ago, then this is the course for you.

Kit and Clothing

Swansea Watersports provides clothing including wetsuits, buoyancy aids, however you are very welcome to bring your own if you wish. Please bring along an old pair of trainers to wear in the water.

RYA Day Sailing

Duration: 2 day, £160

Please contact us to arrange your course or for more information.

Course information and content

This course is for those interested in coastal sailing or those who want to day sail. The course covers:

  • Rope work
  • Seamanship skills
  • Spinnaker techniques
  • How to right and inverted dinghy
  • Basic meteorology

Try your hand at coastal navigation around the spectacular Swansea Bay and South Gower peninsular. Learn how to pre-plan your route and follow it on the water!

Kit and Clothing

Swansea Watersports provides clothing including wetsuits, buoyancy aids, however you are very welcome to bring your own if you wish. Please bring along an old pair of trainers to wear in the water.

RYA Sailing With Spinnakers

RYA Sailing with Spinnakers, £140

Please contact us to arrange your course or for more information.

Course information and content

 

The course is aimed at the competent Level 2 sailor who wants to learn how to use a modern asymmetric spinnaker and the conventional symmetric spinnaker. The 2 day course can be modified and split up either 1 day on each type of spinnaker or alternatively we can focus on one type – the choice is yours!

RYA Seamanship Course

RYA Seamanship Skills, £140

Please contact us to arrange your course or for more information.

Course information and content

The course is aimed at the competent Level 2 sailor. This module concentrates on specific boat handling techniques and should be regarded as an introduction to new skills, some of which may require further practice to perfect. The course includes:

  • Advanced seamanship skills
  • Rudderless sailing
  • Sailing backwards
  • Sailing in tight circles
    And many more.

This course is the pre-requisite standard for Dinghy Instructor Certification, so those thinking of going for this in the future should consider this course.

RYA Start Racing

RYA Start Racing, £140

Please contact us to arrange your course or for more information. 

Course information and content

This is designed for the competent level 2 sailor who wishes to move on to club racing. Whether you are sailing single handers or high performance sports boats this is the course for you. The course covers:

  • Starts
  • finishes
  • tactics
  • Mark rounding
  • Race rules

Ideally the student should come out of the course with a far better understanding of the rules and techniques of racing, and hopefully with an RYA Start Racing certificate.