Adult Training

All our courses are taught in small boats which are easy to handle and light to launch. There are several introductory short sessions, early in the season, which offer a taster of this sport before making any further commitments.

There will be an RYA Level 1 / 2 course running across two weekends in July and August.  These are full days.

Other Adult Training includes:

RYA Start Racing course
RYA Seamanship Skills course
RYA Powerboat Level 1 / 2
First Aid course

Please check the OSC Calendar for dates and apply using the Training Application Form. For more information please contact: Training@orfordsail.org.uk or speak to Training Administrator Mary Hackett: 01394 450144/01359 250538

RYA Level 1

Introducing you to sailing with all you need to know to get afloat under supervision

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

None

MINIMUM DURATION

2 Full Days or 4 Half Days

COURSE CONTENT

How to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovering

ABILITY AFTER COURSE

Able to sail in light winds under supervision

RYA Level 2

Setting out the foundations of sailing for you

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

Sailing skills to the standard of Level 1

MINIMUM DURATION

2 Full Days or 4 Half Days

COURSE CONTENT

Rigging, launching, Sailing in all directions. Capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge

ABILITY AFTER COURSE

Able to sail and make decisions in good conditions

RYA Level 3

Consolidating skills and trying new ones

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

Sailing skills to the standard of Level 2

MINIMUM DURATION

2 Full Days or 4 Half Days

COURSE CONTENT

Coaching of level 1 and 2 skills and taster sessions from the advanced modules

ABILITY AFTER COURSE

More confident in Sailing skills and techniques, and ready to progress onto the advanced modules

RYA Start Racing Course

The fundamentals of racing

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

Sailing and knowledge to at least Level 2 (adult).

MINIMUM DURATION

2 Full Days or 4 Half Days

COURSE CONTENT

All the skills to start racing, including how to maximize boat speed.  How to Start and how to complete a course.

ABILITY AFTER COURSE

Able to take part in racing in good conditions.

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Powerboat Level 2 Training Course

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

Age 12+

MINIMUM DURATION

2 Full Days

COURSE CONTENT

Boat handling and safety

ABILITY AFTER COURSE

To drive the club safety boats. The Ratio on this course is 3 students to 1 instructor per boat

RYA Safety Boat

Safety Boat Training Course

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

RYA Power Boat Level 2 (PB2). Minimum age 16

MINIMUM DURATION

2 Full Days

COURSE CONTENT

All aspects of rescuing boats and people from the water

ABILITY AFTER COURSE

To drive the club safety boats. The Ratio on this course is 3 students to 1 instructor per boat

RYA Staff Training Courses

Staff Training Courses

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

Minimum of RYA Stage 4. Minimum Age 14+

MINIMUM DURATION

2 Full Days

COURSE CONTENT

How to teach sailing using the RYA method

ABILITY AFTER COURSE

To assist with instruction afloat during the Club Training programme

RYA Dinghy Instructor

Dinghy Instructor Courses

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

Minimum of RYA Stage 4 and Minimum Age 16. RYA First Aid and RYA Powerboat Level 2 are also required.

MINIMUM DURATION

6 Full Days

COURSE CONTENT

Pre-entry Sailing Assessment with an RYA. Dinghy Coach Assessor. Adopt the RYA teaching methods. Introduction to many standardised teaching techniques.

ABILITY AFTER COURSE

To Instruct RYA Courses within an RYA Recognised Training Centre.

RYA First Aid

First Aid Courses

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

None

MINIMUM DURATION

1 Full Day

COURSE CONTENT

Emergency resuscitation and basic First Aid with an emphasis on water sports.

ABILITY AFTER COURSE

The certificate is valid for 3 years after which time it expires.