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Sailing Course Information
Adult Improvers, Racing and Advanced

Adult Sailing Courses (16+)
 
 
The Level 3 course and advanced sailing modules offer a great chance to improve your sailing skills and gain more confidence.  You will generally sail without an instructor onboard.  Further details below.
 
 
 
RYA Level 3 - Better Sailing

This course is all about consolidating skills and trying out new ones.  Including further coaching of Levels 1 & 2 skills and taster sessions from the advanced modules.  After the course you will have more confidence in your own sailing ability, learnt new techniques and be ready to progress onto the advanced modules.  Your sailing should already be at Level 2 standard prior to taking the course.

Duration: 2 days
Dates: 22-23 April; 20-21 May; 17-18  June; 15-16 July; 7-89 October 2017
Course times:  10:00 - 16:30
Cost:  £185
Also available as private (1:1) tuition, please call for availability.
 
 
 
Evening Sailing (6 Evenings)

Leave the office early and head for the water!

If you have no experience, join the beginners group and work towards Level 1 or if you would like to hone your skills, join the improvers who will follow a Level 2/3 course programme.  Hot food available in the clubhouse after sailing (at an additional cost).  The evening Start Racing Course follows on from the first course and is for those who are of Level 2 ability or above.

Duration: 6 Thursday evenings
Dates:
Course 1 (Beginners & Improvers): 4 May - 15 June 2017 (not 1st June)
Course times: 18:30 - 21:00
Cost:  Beginners  £225,   Improvers  £185
 
 
 
Start Racing

The fundamentals of getting off the start line and round the race course!  We will cover all the skills required to start club racing, including starting, mark rounding, how to maximise boat speed and tactics to outwit your opponents.  After the course, you will be able to take part in club racing in good weather conditions.  You should already have Level 2 skills to a good standard or complete Level 3 prior to this course.
 
Duration: 6 Tuesday evenings
Dates: Please call for availability
Course times:  18:30 - 21:00
Cost:  £185
Also available as private (1:1) tuition, please call for availability.
 
 
 
Sailing with Spinnakers
 
Everything you need to know about sailing with asymmetric spinnakers.  Including how to rig the boat, hoist, gybe and recover the spinnaker and how to sail the best possible course downwind.  After the course you will be able to use the asymmetric spinnaker efficiently.  You should already have Level 2 skills to a good standard or complete Level 3 prior to this course.
 
Duration: 2 days
Dates: Please call for availability
 
Course times:  10:00 - 16:30
Cost:  £185
Also available as private (1:1) tuition, please call for availability.
 
 
 
Seamanship Skills
 
How to handle a boat in all circumstances and solve problems afloat.  Including launching and recovering the boat in difference circumstances, stopping, reducing sail, recovering a man overboard and anchoring.  After the course you will be able to handle a wide range of situations afloat.  This course is useful for those who want to progress towards becoming an Instructor.  You should already have Level 2 skills to a good standard or complete Level 3 prior to this course.
 
Duration: 2 days
Dates: Please call for availability 
Course times:  10:00 - 16:30
Cost:  £185
Also available as private (1:1) tuition, please call for availability.
 
 
 
Refresher Courses
 
Please call us to discuss your previous experience so that we can help you select the most appropriate course to book.  Alternatively, have a 2 hour on water session with an experienced Instructor and we will advise you on your level of sailing and give you some opinions of what to do next.
 
Course times:  by arrangement, please call for availability
Cost: £30.00 per hour (1 person)
 
 
 
 
On successful completion of your course at Northampton Watersports Centre you will receive an RYA Logbook including a course certificate, providing you have reached the required proficiency level.  We will also give you a book of vouchers towards future courses, boat hire, club membership and even a voucher for a free drink at the club bar!
 


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