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RYA Level 3 – Better Sailing (Keelboat)

September 26, 2020

£170 – £205.00

On successful completion of this two-day course, you will be safety conscious and capable of sailing without an instructor on board in light to moderate conditions.


If you are interested in booking this course, please contact us.

Course Content

Practical Skills

Sailing techniques

Rigging the boat according to different weather conditions and sea states
Using the sail controls according to different weather conditions and sea states
Checking the spinnaker is rigged correctly

Core Skills

Leaving and returning to a mooring or jetty
Recovering a man overboard
Using sail telltales
Tacking while sailing into the wind
Gybing while sailing downwind
Making use of crew

Sailing Background

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (IRPCS)

Applying the IRPCS to:
  • Other sailing vessels
  • Power-driven vessels
  • Following or crossing narrow channels
  • Action by stand-on vessel

Other Core Skills

Basic meteorology terminology The Beaufort Scale Obtaining a weather forecast Interpreting a basic synoptic chart Awareness of changing weather conditions

We will provide the boat and all the course materials, we only ask you to bring the following:

  • Deck Shoes or non-slip white soled trainers
  • Waterproofs
  • Buoyancy Aid/Lifejacket (some are available to borrow)
  • Older set of warm clothes (no jeans or tracksuit bottoms)
  • Hat (either sun or woolly)
  • Sun Tan Lotion
  • Bottle of Water
  • Any medication you may require

Course Summary

Course AimsConsilidating your skills and learning new ones          
Assumed KnowledgeCompleted RYA Level 2
Duration2 days
Minimum Age16
Course ContentContinuation of skills learned at Levels 1 and 2 and an introduction to techniques from advanced sessions.
Abilty after courseGreater confidence in sailing skills and techniques and ready to progress to advanced sailing modules.
Applicable CraftDinghies & Keelboats
Formally assessedNo
Course Materials ProvidedRYA National Sailing Scheme Syllabus and Logbook & RYA Start Sailing Beginners Handbook (if you do not already have them)
Maximum Student : Instructor Ratio3:1


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September 26, 2020
£170 – £205.00
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Royal Torbay Yacht Club
12 Beacon Terrace
Torquay, TQ1 2BH, United Kingdom
01803 292006