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RYA Dinghy Sailing with Spinnakers (Level 4) course

This advanced level spinnaker sailing course aims to prepare confident sailors to control multiple sails and travel safely at speed. 

About the course

Are you a confident sailor looking to improve your skills and sail faster? On this course you’ll learn how to control three sails at once and travel faster than ever before! Our instructors will prepare you to use the spinnaker and trapeze with confidence, expanding your sailing experience. 

During this course, you’ll learn how to: 

  • rig the boat 
  • launch, recover and gybe one type of spinnaker (either symmetric or asymmetric) 
  • sail the best possible course downwind 

On this course we have a student-instructor ratio of 3:1, using our crewed dinghies. 

After completing this course, you’ll be able to sail safely and confidently using a spinnaker. 

Required experience 

To join this course we recommend that you have completed the RYA Dinghy Level 3 (Better Sailing) course. 

Dates and times

All courses and taught on a Saturday and Sunday.

Date

Time

Date

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TBC

Time

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TBC

Prices

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

Membership type

Cost

Membership type

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Student, staff and public member

Cost

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£99

Membership type

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Mayflower Gym member and pay as you go 

Cost

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£180

Booking a course

Book your course online

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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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