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RYA Dinghy Level 2 - Basic Skills

If you’ve completed the RYA Dinghy Level 1 - Start Sailing course, this course will help you build on that knowledge and introduce you to some new skills and techniques. 

About the course

This course is designed for people with basic sailing skills, who are now looking to progress further and learn more. During your time on the water, our instructors will help you to build your confidence, and introduce essential new skills such as: 

  • rigging 
  • launching 
  • sailing in all directions 
  • capsize recovery 
  • essential safety knowledge 

Dinghy Sailing courses are taught on a maximum ratio of 1 instructor to 9 students. However, they often run on a ratio of 1 instructor to 6 students.

After completing this course, you’ll be able to sail without supervision and make decisions in good weather conditions. You’ll also be qualified to join in with our recreational sailing sessions. 

Required experience 

To join this course we recommend that you have completed the RYA Dinghy Level 1 - Start Sailing. 

This course leads on to RYA Dinghy Level 3 - Better Sailing 

If you have any questions or want to discuss if this is the right course for you, please contact our Watersports Team:

Phone: +44 (0)23 8059 0110

Email: watersports@soton.ac.uk 

What to bring with you

  • something to wear under a wetsuit (swimming costumes are good for this)
  • towel
  • comfortable closed toe shoes that can get wet, old trainers or wetsuit boots are ideal
  • lunch and any snacks
  • water bottle
  • sunscreen and sunglasses
  • hat
  • gloves
  • any medications (labelled with the participants name)

What we provide

  • boats
  • buoyancy aids
  • wetsuits
  • certificates upon successful completion

Logbooks are available to purchase.

Dates and times

This 2 day course runs from 9am to 5pm each day.

Date

Date

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27 and 28 April 2024

Date

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8 and 9 June 2024

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6 and 7 July 2024

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3 and 4 August 2024

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21 and 22 September 2024

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19 and 20 October 2024

Prices

Our courses are available to everyone, but Southampton Sport members can book at a discounted rate.

Membership type

Cost

Membership type

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Southampton Sports Membership

Cost

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£104.50

Membership type

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Mayflower Member, Sports Pass or Non-Member

Cost

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£190

Booking a course

Book your course online

You can also:

Cancelling or rescheduling a course

You can cancel or reschedule a booking by contacting the Jubilee Sports Centre. Your options depend on how much notice you give us. Notice periods are based on the date of your booking, not on the start time.

Notice given

Refund options

Notice given

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7 days or more

Refund options

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Full refund or reschedule to another date

Notice given

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Between 48 hours and 7 days

Refund options

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Full refund if you present a doctor’s note stating why you can't complete your booking

Notice given

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Less than 48 hours

Refund options

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No refund available

When we might cancel your booking

We might need to cancel a booking if:

  • the weather means we cannot safely run a course
  • staff members are sick and their absence cannot be covered
  • we cannot meet our minimum student-instructor ratio

If we need to cancel your booking, we’ll always try to give you at least 24 hours' notice. We’ll also offer to reschedule your booking.

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