Up to £400 (Approx $620, or 510 EUROS) depending on where you take it, who you take it with, and whether you have a club discount.
You will be able to sail a dinghy safely in most weather conditions and deal with emergencies as they arise.
You will learn your limits through this course – potentially to the safe limits of the boat itself. You will be able to sail in difficult conditions safely.
Though there will be shorebased instruction, most techniques will have a practical element and you will be tested on how you handle the situations as they arise.
You can do the course anywhere that has RYA accreditation to do the course.
You can do this with an RYA Dinghy Level 2 certificate, or be able to sail to that level.
2 days though it can be combined with another course over a full week.
You will learn a variety of safety techniques. These include sailing without a rudder, sailing backwards, and recovering someone who has fallen overboard. You will also learn how to anchor. You will learn how to reef your sails while afloat, and how to heave to – this involves putting your jib aback and pointing into the wind to let the boat drift safely, almost stopped.
Day Sailing will show you the techniques of passage making, and will sit well with this course as you will be able to sail unsupervised across a bay for example.
Also, consider one of the RYA yachting courses.