Our Current Programme of RYA Courses

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Contact us, by email or phone, if you’d like us to try and run a particular kinds of RYA Courses on dates convenient to you
Take a look below at the kind of courses we are able to provide

The Types of RYA Courses Run by Hunter’s

RYA Start Sailing (2 Days)

This beginners course is designed as a very practical introduction to sailing where you’ll acquire basic skills and valuable background knowledge, be taught the basics of boat rigging and handling to a level enabling you to sail under supervision

Pre-requisites

No previous sailing experience required. However, you need have reasonable fitness and be able to swim 50 meters clothed.

Course Includes

RYA Logbook, certificate for successful students

RYA Basic Skills (3 Days)

This course aims to give you the knowledge and experience you need to become a competent keelboat sailor in light winds. You will be introduced to sailing techniques, manoeuvres, rigging, mooring, safety and basic rules of the road. By the end of the course you should be able to sail in light winds without an instructor onboard

Pre-requisites

Either RYA Keelboat/Dinghy Level 1 or prior experience to Level 1 standard

Course Includes

RYA Logbook, Certificate for successful students

RYA Better Sailing (2 Days)

This Improver Course bridges the gap between the Level 2 Keelboat (Basic Skills) course and the more advanced keelboat Seamanship course. It is intended to make the transition easier for those sailors wishing to progress through the scheme, allowing them opportunity to develop their techniques and gain further experience.

Pre-requisites

RYA Keelboat Level 2 or equivalent knowledge and experience

Course Includes

Certificate for successful students

RYA Level 1&2 (5 Days)

A very practical, and quite intensive, sailing course which aims to train beginners, with no previous experience, or those with very little experience, to a standard where successful students will be able to sail competently and independently in fair conditions

Pre-requisites

No previous sailing experience required. Students should be reasonably fit and be able to swim 50 meters clothed

Course Includes

RYA Logbook, certificate for successful students

RYA Seamanship (3 Days)

A more advanced course including practical and theory sessions designed to build upon the techniques learnt on the basic skills and better sailing course. You’ll learn all about boat control, solving problems afloat and becoming a more confident and accomplished sailor

Pre-requisites

RYA Keelboat Level 2 or 3 plus additional experience

Course Includes

Certificate for successful students

Introduction to Cabin Yachts (2 Days)

This, non RYA, course has been designed to help experienced dinghy or half decker sailors convert to sailing bigger, heavier yachts. The course is run on our gaff-rigged sloop, cabin yachts fitted with self tacking jibs. The course is specifically designed to coach students to competently manage such a yacht on the narrow rivers of the Norfolk Broads

Pre-requisites

Students should have a reasonable level of experience gained on dinghies, half-deckers, or coastal yachts

Course Includes

This is not an RYA Certificated course

Learn to Sail Holiday (5 Days)

A more flexible way to learn to sail should you be unable to join one of our Group RYA Courses. For a Learn To Sail Holiday, you charter one of our yachts for a week and, in addition, employ one of our RYA Instructors to provide 5 days training for you to complete an RYA Keelboat Level 1&2 Combined Course. At the end of your training you will have two days of your charter remaining when you may be able to skipper your yacht without an Instructor on board.

Note: You MAY also need to be supervised, after your course, on the last two days of your charter; dependant upon the predicted weather and your progress on the course

Pre-requisites

NO previous sailing experience required. However, students need to be reasonably fit and able to swim 50 meters clothed

Course Includes

RYA log book, RYA Start Sailing Booklet, certificate for each successful student