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RYA Dinghy Level 3 - Better Sailing

If you’re confident with the basics of sailing, this course will give you a taste of the next steps as you prepare to develop a more advanced set of skills on the water. 

About the course

This course brings together all the skills and knowledge you gained in the RYA Dinghy Level 1 and Level 2 courses, in preparation for moving on to the Level 4 modules. During this course we’ll give you a taster of what you can experience on those advanced modules. You’ll be able to try rudderless sailing, use a spinnaker (weather permitting), and possibly a harness. 

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.

Required experience 

To join this course we recommend that you have completed the RYA Dinghy Level 2 - Basic Skills.

After completing this course, you’ll be more confident in sailing skills and techniques, and ready to progress onto the RYA Dinghy Level 4 - Advanced Modules

  • RYA Seamanship Skills 
  • RYA Day Sailing 
  • RYA Sailing with Spinnakers 
  • RYA Performance 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 course is taught over 2 days. 

Date

Time

Date

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TBC

Time

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TBC

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 Sport Member

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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