RYA Start Racing

Having learnt to sail you may wish to start racing and join a club. This course takes you through the fundamentals of getting off the start line and round the course. This course is available to both adults and children.

Course run over 2 Days £220 (or £200 if under 14 years old)
Course run over 5 Half-days £240 (or £220 if under 14 years old)

Course content: All the skills required to enjoy club racing, including how to maximise boat speed and out wit your opponents

Pre-course experience:
Sailing and knowledge to at least the standard of the Level 2 course (Stage 3 for under 16's)

Ability after course: Able to take part in club racing in good conditions (depending on experience)

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

Group size: Varies

Restrictions: Participants must be confident in open water

Age: Depends on participants in group
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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