RYA Level Two - Basic Skills

By the end of the course, the successful sailor will be safety conscious, have a basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of sailing without an instructor on board in light winds. It will be assumed that every student starting this course has already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required for Start Sailing Level 1. Both courses can be combined.

Trained instructors, using appropriate supervision ratios with regard to the location and stage of instruction will give tuition. For courses run in dinghies, the ratio of students to instructors should not exceed 6:1 when using single-handed dinghies or 3:1 in crewed dinghies.

In dinghies or multihulls, capsize recovery will be conducted in a controlled way, one boat at a time, with a suitable rescue boat in attendance.

Practical work will be assessed on a continuous basis though an oral interview or short written paper may be used as the basis for theory assessment if required. Students will be kept informed of their individual progress throughout the course.


Rigging: Ropework: Sailing techniques & manoeuvres - understands the basic principles of the following: Knows basic rules of the road: Launching & recovery: Capsize Recovery: Racing: MULTIHULL SAILORS ONLY: SECTION B: SAILING BACKGROUND

Sailing theory & background - has knowledge of: Meteorology: Clothing & equipment: SECTION C: COASTAL (OPTIONAL): SECTION D: EXPERIENCED SAILOR'S ONE DAY ASSESSMENT: