RYA Seamanship Skills

This course aims to teach you how to handle a boat in a wide variety of circumstances, and solve problems afloat.

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

Course content: Launching and recovering the boat in different circumstances, stopping, reducing sail, recovering a man overboard, and anchoring

Pre-course experience: Sailing skills to the standard of the Level 2 course

Assumed knowledge: Sailing skills/knowledge to the standard of the Level 2 course or equivalent experience

Ability after course: Able to handle a wide range of situations afloat

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

Group size: maximum of 3 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.  

West Wales Watersports Accreditations