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RYA Level 1 course information

The RYA level 1 dinghy sailing introduces absolute beginners to the sport of dinghy sailing. The course is for beginners who have done little or no dinghy sailing before. It is the first part of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) training scheme.

‘The course is run by club instructors, with an emphasis on starting to learn the basics of boat handling and wind awareness in a friendly, relaxed environment.

By the end of the course you will have a basic understanding of sailing techniques and some background knowledge and should have the competence and the confidence to be able to sail in light winds under the supervision of your RYA Instructor.


Whilst capsizing and rescue isn’t covered specifically in the Level 1 course, candidates should be able to swim a minimum of 50m.

Course Content:

An introduction to wind awareness, boat rigging, basic sailing techniques and safety whilst afloat, sailing in different directions, tacking, gybing, launching & recovery.

What’s Included:

Course cost:

£100 for the complete level 2 course (2 Days).  The course fee includes the option to join Hykeham Sailing club at a discounted rate.

Course bookings:

For further details and for course bookings, please email us

at: training@hykehamsailing.co.uk

  RYA Course Level 1

2021 Dates

26-27 June

3-4 July

All Two Day Courses

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