RYA Seamanship Course
The Seamanship course at WHSC is for more experienced sailors who have already achieved RYA Level 2 and have sailed for one year and/or been racing during the winter season.
It covers launching and recovering the boat in different circumstances, stopping, reducing sail, recovering a man overboard & anchoring.
Course aim: Able to handle a wide range of situations afloat
- rudderless sailing (very helpful if you lose your rudder while racing)
- reefing afloat
- anchoring (essential if you intend to do sea sailing)
- 3-point turns
- Coming into/leaving leeward shores
- Being towed
- Man overboard
- Centreboardless sailing
- Picking up a buoy
- Sailing under jib alone
The course is essentially practical and while we cover the theory, it is all about practising and refining skills which is why there is a gap between dates.