At Queen Mary, this course combines the two RYA courses, RYA Seamanship Skills and RYA Sailing with Spinnakers from the advanced skills curriculum.
Through Seamanship skill you will see a real improvement in your doublehander helming skills and boat positioning, by focusing on manoeuvres and seamanship decisions. Manoeuvres include sailing backwards, sailing with no rudder or centreboard, anchoring, reefing afloat, recovery of a man overboard and being towed. The Spinnakers syllabus will teach you how to handle a modern asymetric spinnaker, covering power zones and boat speed, balance, and how to hist, gybe and drop a spinnaker.
All of our courses are taught by RYA qualified instructors in groups with a maximum ratio of 8 students to each instructor. Teaching takes place in the classroom and on the water and we move between the two depending on the group, the weather conditions and the requirements of the curriculum.
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