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Fidlers Ferry Sailing Club

RYA Training Establishment

Centre Principal - Colin Howard

Senior Instructor - Craig Hinkins
Click to see a letter from some young sailors
For the latest information on our courses contact -
Craig on hinkins6@msn.com or phone him on 07703 176447
Courses are outlined below but for full details check out the RYA web site 

Powerboat Courses we offer

RYA Powerboat Taster Session 30

For those who would like to try powerboating. During the session you will take control of a boat and be guided through a series of low and high speed manoeuvres.

RYA Powerboat Level 1 100

An introduction to Powerboating. This is a one day course at the end of which you will have experienced the preparations, boat handling, manoeuvres, theory and some background to Powerboating.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 170

National Powerboat Course. This is a two day and one evening course which will include an assessment. On successful completion of this course an ICC can be applied for from RYA. Course members should either have completed a Level 1 course or be experienced in handling both tiller and wheel steered boats.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Direct Assessment 100

For experienced powerboat handlers. It will involve a practical assessment and questions on the background knowledge required by powerboaters. Please speak to us so we can advise on the necessary skills and knowledge.

Tidal Endorsement to an Inland Level 2 100

A one day course for those who wish to upgrade their Inland Level 2 Powerboat qualification with a Tidal Endorsement. Boat handling should be at Level 2 Inland standard on arrival.

RYA Safety Boat 100

This is a two day course which will include an assessment. Course members will be expected to competently handle a variety of boats, lift, pull and enter the water. If you cannot lift and pull this course and safety boat work is not for you.

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Dinghy Sailing Courses

What is a dinghy?

A small, light boat that you generally rig ashore and launch every time you go sailing. Because of this, dinghies are easily transportable but also prone to capsizing! They are great fun to sail with an immediate response. However, there are some types of boats and also conditions where you will need to be quick and agile to balance the boat. If you don't mind ending up in the water occasionally, dinghies might be just the thing for you.

Which course is right for you?

Learn to sail with the National Sailing Scheme. The scheme is a series of two-day courses for adults wanting to learn in dinghies. It has been designed to help you enjoy whichever aspect of the sport appeals to you.

Dinghy Sailing Level 1, Dinghy Sailing Level 2 and Dinghy Sailing Level 3

Dinghy Day Sailing, Dinghy Seamanship and Youth Sailing Scheme

Start Sailing Stage 1, Start Sailing Stage 2 and Start Sailing Stage 3

For full details of these courses check out the RYA web site or 
contact Craig on hinkins6@msn.com or phone him on 07703 176447

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