RYA Level 1 Start Sailing

This course introduces you to the sport of sailing. It covers all you need to know to get afloat under supervision. It is suited to the complete novice; the RYA level 1 course introduces the basics of sailing a single-handed dinghy in a safe and controlled environment.

Course run over 2 Days £220
Course run over 5 Half-days £240

Course content: How to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovering

Pre-course experience: none

Assumed knowledge: none

Ability after course: Able to sail in light winds under supervision

Duration: 2 days (can be done as a series of 5 half days)

Group size: a maximum of 6 in a group

Restrictions: Participants must be confident in open water

Age: 16 and over
If any of the participants are under 18 years of age the parent or guardian must sign on their behalf on the booking form

Clothing required: Please bring with you suitable clothing for the time of year and weather conditions. Jeans and Wellington boots are not suitable and you will not be permitted to take part wearing these items. Footwear is NOT provided and you are required to bring trainers or aqua shoes to wear
Showers and changing facilities are provided on site

Special information: As we are situated within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, there is plenty for the spectator to do

Meal Arrangements: There is a café serving hot and cold meals within the centre building. There is also a waterside pub (although it is recommended not to drink alcohol whilst participating in Watersports). There are plenty of places to enjoy a packed lunch

Weather Restrictions: All courses will proceed according to the weather conditions on the day and if it is safe to do so

Other information: Dale has excellent water quality and is a blue flag beach

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West Wales Watersports is a fully accredited RYA training centre with highly qualified and experienced instructors. There are a range of courses on offer to cater for all ages and abilities from beginners to experienced sailors.  

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