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Book Cambridge RYA Training – Internationally Recognised

(If no booking display appears at the bottom of this page, RYA Level 2 training is over for this academic year or further training has yet to be scheduled.)

This RYA Level 2 training course will give a great boost to your basic sailing skills, most likely acquired by completing an RYA Level 1 course. Over this weekend you will learn how to sail safely in moderate conditions, with some supervision. The course includes teaching on the essentials of competent dinghy sailing, capsize recovery and safety, manoeuvring a dinghy confidently in moderate winds, and revision of Level 1 skills.

The cost of the course, including transport, is £65 for members, £75 for non-members who have already paid for a CUCrC Level 1 course, and £85 for other non-members. Should you decide afterwards that you want to do more sailing you can join the Club for a £15 summer term membership. 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). Food is not included on the day, so bring your own or else buy what you fancy from the Grafham catering service (bring cash as they don’t accept card).

Transport Details

Meet at Harvey Court, West Road at 08:55hrs – transport will depart for Grafham at 09:00hrs sharp. You will return to Harvey Court at a around 17:30hrs.   If you have a car, please say so in the right-hand Additional information box on the Checkout page.

Some Training Advice

You can get cold while dinghy sailing, so bring warm clothes! Headgear is important if you are not used to ducking under a dinghy 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 such a problem at Grafham, it is good practice to cover any cuts with a waterproof adhesive dressing – and wash hands before eating.   Also, as mentioned above, watch out for the dinghy boom, which is a major source of head injuries that are at best unpleasant, if not life threatening.

If you are a registered student of Cambridge University and have submitted your CRSid to us, you are covered by personal accident insurance while participating in an RYA Training session. Although we have never had an accident in the last 10 years, if you are a postdoc or a student of another institution you would be wise to ascertain what personal accident cover you have when taking part in sporting activities and associated travel.

The Dinghy Sailing Section works closely with other club sections. You will have opportunities to meet members and come to socials. Furthermore, you will also be able to participate in windsurfing, kitesurfing, and Cuppers team racing.

Book Cambridge RYA Training Now!

Click on the ‘Buy Now’ button below to book and you will be taken straight to a checkout page. If no photo appears, Level 2 training is over for the year. In addition, if a button is missing the course is fully booked.

At checkout and you will be asked to confirm your acceptance of our participation and membership requirements, if you have not already done so.   N.B. booking for someone else is not permitted. You will be an Affiliate Day Member of the Club for each training session.

If you are already a full student member, login to access your special course rate of £65.   Otherwise use your existing login, if you have one, to access other discounts and avoid creating a duplicate account.

If you have a car, please say so in the right-hand Additional information box on the Checkout page.