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Book Cambridge RYA Training – Internationally Recognised

(If no photo appears, RYA Level 1 training is over for this academic year.)


This RYA Level 1 training course will give you a great introduction to sailing. Over the 2 Sundays 29th October and 4th November 2018 (dates yet to be confirmed) you will learn how to sail safely in gentle conditions under supervision. The course includes teaching on rigging and basic rope work, an awareness of launching and recovering, and sailing a dinghy in all directions to the prevailing wind.
The cost of the course is £65 for members and £85 for non-members, including transport. Should you decide afterwards that you want to do more sailing you can join the Club for a discounted £40 annual membership (normally £50). We award internationally-recognised RYA certificates to everyone who passes the end-of-course assessment.
We run the course at Grafham Water Sailing Club (40mins drive from Cambridge). Transport leaves from Harvey Court, West Road, Cambridge. Food is not included on the day, so bring your own or else buy what you fancy from the Grafham catering service.

Some Training Advice

If you book RYA Training, you can get cold while sailing, so bring warm clothes! Headgear is also useful in dinghies if you are not used to ducking under the boom. Non-slip footwear that can get wet is essential. A change of clothing can improve your quality of life after sailing.
Safety:Inland waters can sometimes harbour infections. Although the Club has never experienced a problem at Grafham, it is good practice to cover any cuts with a waterproof adhesive dressing – and wash hands before eating.
If you enjoy this introduction to sailing we will be offering an RYA Level 2 course to enhance your skills – if there is sufficient interest.
The Dinghy Sailing Section works closely with other sections of the club. So you will have opportunities to meet others and come to socials. Furthermore, you will also be able to participate in windsurfing, kitesurfing, and Cuppers team racing.

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Click on the ‘Add to basket’ button to book. If no button or photo appears, Level 1 training is over for the year. In addition, if the button says ‘Read more’ the course is fully booked. The ‘for N months’ text after the price means that your login will be valid for that period.
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Full payment instructions are provided at checkout. If you are already a member, login to access your discounted course rate of £65. Otherwise use your Taster login if you have one – to avoid creating a new account.