€380,00

RYA Performance Sailing (Dinghy)

2 days

The course

Getting the best out of your dinghy or catamaran, great for self-development and as a skills builder if you intend to race. The Performance Sailing Course is about understanding the forces on your boat; how to use them in light winds and neutralise them in strong winds.  The emphasis in on coaching to improve your sailing  and will involve coaching from a powerboat.  This course is intended primarily for crewed, spinnaker or gennaker boats.

Teaching method

Getting the best out of your dinghy or catamaran, great for self-development and as a skills builder if you intend to race. The Performance Sailing Course is about understanding the forces on your boat; how to use them in light winds and neutralise them in strong winds.  The emphasis in on coaching to improve your sailing  and will involve coaching from a powerboat.  This course is intended primarily for crewed, spinnaker or gennaker boats.

Course and session timing

Plan

Pre-course experience

Normally students have already attained the skills of a Better Sailing course (Level 3) and gained some general experience and practice in a dinghy

How to book

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Syllabus

  • Revisit 5Es
  • Hull, foil and spar performance
  • Mast rake, bend and blocks
  • Cunningham, kicker outhauls and other controls
  • Sail setting and physics
  • Use of tell-tales>/li>
  • Sail fine- trimming
  • Main block and jib blocks positioning and effect
  • Wind shifts, wind bends and VMG
  • Tidal effects including lee-bowing

Course progression

Course start

Our courses run daily upon request.

What's provided

Buoyancy aids and wetsuits, trapeze harness if required. Bring your own sailing boots.

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See a course in progress

Please ensure that you read and understand our COVID-19 procedures and the terms and conditions of your course contract with us. Copies of these will be emailed with your course confirmation and are available, laminated, at the beach. You will be asked to sign to confirm that you have read and understood them.