Learning to Sail at Yeadon Sailing Club
Welcome to the online theory training which supports Yeadon Sailing Club's Tuesday night training programme called Start Sailing. This content has been designed to be used alongside the practical training course offered by the club to members and those joning after the Come & Try sailing sessions. This is not an official RYA training programme, but it does cover the basics offered in an RYA course. If you wish to undertake a Level 1 & 2 course then please contact your nearest RYA training centre. RYA courses are an excellent way to learn to sail and we strongly recommend joining the RYA as a member and reading their extensive publications. If you don't plan to sail at Yeadon Sailing Club then help yourself to these materials and feel free to feed back on your sailing experience, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those coming to us from Yeadon Sailing Club, you are about to embark on a YSC 5 week training programme.This programme lasts for 5 weeks and will be run 3 times during the season. You can join the programme at any point but you may not be able to get fully engaged until you start from the beginning and undertake a practical training course. The course repeats so you can learn at your own pace.
This 5 week rolling course will be repeated throughout the training season with members working towards a number of competencies. It is not expected that someone would pass all competencies first time round on the course, it is expected that people will need to repeat the course, this may be due to the weather, attendance or previous experience. The end goal is working towards moving in to the Go Sailing Group to build on the basics and prepare for racing (see the image below). At the end of this course, it is expected that you will have the basic skills to safely sail in a triangular course. What will greatly improve your rate of learning will be investing time in using Eliademy for the theory. Another way to enhance your skills is to crew during racing. Speak to your instructor about crewing opportunities.
Take part in the ‘Come & Try’ session and experience sailing on the water with a coach at the helm. No further sailing experience is required. Book a Come & Try session now.
Key competencies that will be signed off during the training are:
Practical and Theory
The ultimate goal is to sail a triangular course like the one below. This will demonstrate that you can sail in all directions (points of sail) safely and under control.