It costs up to $380/£250/330 EUROS depending on where you do it, what time of year, and whether you do it alone.
You can hone your skills in any direction you want. If you want to be a better keelboat racer then there is flexibility in the course to teach you racing skills such as spinnaker use, though if you want to learn to do coastal cruising and sailing, the course can be adapted to your needs.
All in all, the Keelboat Level 3 Better Sailing course is about honing the skills you have learned on the previous courses, and enabling you to take the direction in sailing you want.
Don’t expect to go chasing Moby Dick or beating Ben Ainslie to the mark! You will be comfortable in a keelboat in some challenging conditions, and confident enough to enjoy a longer day sail, or not embarrass yourself in a club race.
You will cover more advanced safety skills ashore, but the course is primarily a practical course designed to get you enjoying life afloat…
Have a look around The Boating Hub website to see where you can do the keelboat course locally. It is offered at many sailing centres around the world accredited to teach the RYA syllabus.
2 days that can be split into a series of evenings, or done over a weekend.
You will learn to improve your skills learned on the previous courses. You will become a competent helmsman and crew with the skills to handle the boat in some challenging conditions. You will learn more about sail trimming, flying a spinnaker, and sailing at all points of skills.
It gives you the confidence to progress to the next level of RYA courses, that can be seen here.
You have a choice. If you want to be a better racer you can do the RYA improvers and advanced series of keelboat courses, focusing on racing. If you want to learn more about coastal cruising then consider the RYA Seamanship Skills course, or perhaps one of the yachting courses such as the RYA Day Skipper.
No, but the RYA training scheme is recognised all over the world.
Click the button below to contact a training centre near you that offers this course, or check out the syllabus here.