Price wise it will typically set you back around $230, £160 or 210 EUROS depending on the country you wish to take it in, and the time of year.
So, you’re a competent sailor and come mid table in the club’s fun racing days but want to play with the big boys on the Sunday racing series? This course will enable you to win in the jostle for the start line and equip you to win the odd race.
There are a lot of skills in winning a race that don’t just involve setting up your rig properly and flying your spinnaker well. This course will show you the best ways to start winning races.
But don’t expect to be hired by Ben Ainslie for the Americas Cup World Series! This course will ensure that you never get the wooden spoon or have your race cut short for falling too far behind the fleet.
There are a lot of techniques that you won’t necessarily put into action until faced with the need to do it, so these will be theoretical based initially.
There are however practical skills that you will learn and develop on this course, such as the roll tack and getting to the start line first at the best speed without getting a foul.
Most UK keelboat sailing clubs that have teaching facilities will teach it, and there are sailing schools all over the world with RYA accreditation that will help you attain this certificate.
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The course takes 2 days to complete so you could do it over the weekend. Typically you will start earlier on day 2 so that you can fit in plenty of racing practice.
There are three main elements to this course, the shorebased, race rules, and practical.
Consider doing another RYA racing course such as the Intermediate and Advanced Racing courses.
Not in a legal capacity though it does informally.
Though not recognised by governments, however the RYA is recognised by clubs and sailing schools all over the world, and with this certification you could end up racing at clubs as crew anywhere in the world.
Have a look at the RYA website for a rundown of what the course involves.