RYA Basic Skills Level 2
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This course is the second part of the RYA training scheme and for those who have completed the RYA Level 1 Start Sailing course or have equivalent experience. The course takes place over one weekend.
On completion of this course the successful sailor will be safety conscious, have a basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of sailing without an instructor on board in light winds.
2 day course.
RYA Basic Skills Level 2 certificate
Sailing theory and background
- Points of sailing and No Go Zone
- How a sail works - basic aerodynamic theory
- Sea sailing - basic advice for inland sailors including taking
- Local advice. Tide tables, tidal sequence of springs and neaps, ebb and flow
- The effect of wind direction and tidal flow on sailing conditions
- Speed over ground with/against tidal flow
- Estuaries and harbour mouths - conditions and hazards
- Informing someone ashore
- Inland sailing - basic advice including local byelaws, permits, overhead power lines, locks and weirs
- The dangers of hypothermia and the importance of first aid training, particularly cardio pulmonary resuscitation
- Knows sources of weather and shipping forecasts, when to reef
- Understands Beaufort Wind Scale.
Clothing and equipment
- Knows importance of personal safety, clothing and buoyancy, boat buoyancy and basic equipment depending on type of boat (may include anchor, paddle, bucket, bilge pump)
Emergency equipment and precautions
- Knows importance of first aid kit and flares including stowage
- Visual methods of attracting attention, action to help those in distress
- Understands how to rig according to weather conditions.
- Able to reef ashore.
- Can tie a bowline, clove hitch, reef knot and rolling hitch.
Sailing techniques and manoeuvres
- The 5 essentials - sail setting, balance, trim, course made good and centreboard.
- Leaving and returning to a beach, jetty or mooring.
- Coming alongside a moored boat.
- Knows basic rules of the road: power/sail, port/starboard, windward boat, overtaking boat.
- Aware of lee shore dangers, sailing in close company with others and man overboard recovery.
Launching and recovery
- Has knowledge of boat storage ashore, launching and recovery.
- Able to paddle a sailing dinghy and row a boat around a short triangular course, come alongside and make fast.
- Has practical experience of one method of righting a boat and knowledge of at least one other method.
Use of engine (if fitted)
- Has knowledge of engine checks, starting, stopping and running procedures and is able to come alongside and pick up a mooring
- Capable of practical application of the Practical section of Level 2 in coastal waters
- Able to anchor, (keelboats only) sail using transits
Understands how to apply weather forecasts in coastal waters
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