Book Cambridge RYA Training – Internationally Recognised
(If no booking display appears at the bottom of this page, 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 two Sundays in March 2019 – see booking display for dates – 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 £30 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). Food is not included on the day, so bring your own or else buy what you fancy from the Grafham catering service.
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.
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 such 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 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 RYA Training Now!
Click on the ‘Add to basket’ button to book and you will be taken straight to a checkout page. 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.
Full payment instructions are provided at checkout and you will also be asked to confirm your acceptance of our participation and membership conditions. N.B. booking for someone else is not permitted.
If you are already a full member, login to access your discounted course rate of £65. Otherwise use your Taster or Affiliate login if you have one – to avoid creating a new account.