Exe-Stream Youth Sailing

Exe-Stream Sailing

Five half days (Mornings 09:00-12:15 or Afternoons 13:00-16:15) of sailing for £190pp Based on 1 (discounts for multiple)

Our Youth sailing courses are designed to develop young people’s skills in a fun and enjoyable way, whilst following the RYA Youth Sailors Scheme. Under the guidance of a qualified instructor candidates will be introduced to new skills and techniques which will increase their confidence whilst developing a greater understanding of the sport.

Exe-Stream sessions are tailored to each candidates ability (beginner to advanced) to ensure progression through the RYA syllabus

RYA certificates are a significant achievement; Instructors sign off each skill as it is completed and once the stage has been achieved the certificate can be used in other areas of study, or activities such as PE at school and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

The Youth Scheme is usually completed in small dinghies suitable for the youth sailor’s (7-17) and consists of Stages 1-4.

 

RYA STAGE 1

Provides a basic understanding of how a boat sails with some experience of steering and handling the boat by sailing across the wind between 2 points. It also covers some safety aspects.

RYA STAGE 2

Helps develop a range of sailing skills and background knowledge leading on to becoming a confident small boat sailor. Including more points of sail, tacking, controlling boat speed, relevant knots and some more theoretical aspects of sailing small boats

RYA STAGE 3

Teaches sailing in all directions, rigging, launching, basic manoeuvres of coming alongside, picking up moorings and man over board. This course is equivalent to Level 2 in the National Sailing Scheme.

RYA STAGE 4

Like Stage 3, however stage 4 concentrates on the skills required to sail a double-handed boat as a crew or helm as well as solving a variety of problems afloat.

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