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RYA Dinghy Courses

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Bowmoor Sailing Club is an RYA recognised teaching establishment. RYA dinghy and powerboat courses are available for children and adults. Courses range from beginners’ courses to advanced racing and sailing with spinnakers in performance boats. Other courses may be available depending upon demand.We have a comprehensive training fleet including Optimists, Picos, Toppers, RS Fevas, Lasers, Solos, 420s, RS200’s and Laser Bahias.

We do an introduction to sailing which is a 1 day course and is the same as the 1st day of a level 1 course.

The weekend courses are 2 days and the weekday courses are generally 4 day courses but can be split into two, 2 day courses.

RYA Level 1 Adults is 2 days and will teach you the basics of dinghy sailing. RYA level 2 is an additional 2 days and will give you the confidence to go sailing on your own in moderate winds.

We generally take children from the age of 8 upwards.

RYA Youth Stage 1 will takes a minimum of 2 days and introduces them to dinghy sailing. Stage 2 takes a minimum of 2 days and will teach the basics of sailing. Stage 3 will give them the confidence to sail on their own and will take a minimum of 2 days. Stage 4 will give them experience of sailing a double handed boat and will take at least 2 days.

2017 Program

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May 6/7     (Sat/Sun)  Introduction to sailing, Adult Level 1 and Youth Stage 1 – start to sail

May 13/14 (Sat/Sun)       Basic Skills Adult Level 2 and Youth Stages 2, 3 or 4

June 10/11 (Sat/Sun)   Introduction to Sailing, Adult Level 1 and Youth Stage 1

June 17/18 (Sat/Sun)        Basic Skills Adult Level 2 and Youth Stages 2, 3 or 4

July 24-27  (Mon-Thu)   Introduction to Sailing, Adult Level 1 & 2 and Youth Stages 1-4 (dependant on experience)

July 31-Aug 3 (Mon-Thu)  Introduction to Sailing, Adult Level 1 & 2 and Youth Stages 1-4 (dependant on experience)

Aug 7-10    (Mon-Thu)  Introduction to Sailing, Adult Level 1 & 2 and Youth Stages 1-4 (dependant on experience)

Aug 14-17  (Mon-Thu)     Introduction to Sailing, Adult Level 1 & 2 and Youth Stages 1-4 (dependant on experience)

Aug 21-24  (Mon-Thu)   Introduction to Sailing, Adult Level 1 & 2 and Youth Stages 1-4 (dependant on experience)

Aug 29-Sep 1 (Tue-Fri)  Introduction to Sailing, Adult Level 1 & 2 and Youth Stages 1-4 (dependant on experience)

Sep 9/10    (Sat/Sun)    Introduction to Sailing, Adult Level 1 and Youth Stage 1

Sep 16/17  (Sat/Sun)    Basic Skills Adult Level 2 and Youth Stages 2, 3 or 4

To make a booking email Paul Watson at training@bowmoor.co.uk or ring 07597 996023

“After having just completed the level 2 dinghy course, I would like to say what a fantastic course it was, it was exactly what I was looking for. A massive thanks to the instructor’s Paul and Will, both excellent young men.

As a result I am addicted and would like to join the club! Talking to Paul and the other guys on the course there is also the possibility of a monthly fee to hire the club boats. This would be a good option for me so I can keep practising before taking the step of ownership.” – Paul

“I may look shattered but I am smiling on the inside. I have made real progress today, your instructors are so patient”. -Sarah

“The boys had a brilliant time and have learnt a lot. The instructors and their helpers did a fab job keeping everyone safe and entertained”.-Tessa

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your staff for firstly putting on stage 4 and secondly for making it a very enjoyable and inspiring experience for Harrison

He totally loved his two days with everyone and commented on a number of occasions how friendly they all were!!

You have a brilliant set up and I hope in a couple of weeks, weather permitting to pop over to show my husband – Sarah