RYA Adult Level 1 Course

Level 1

The Start sailing course provides a basic understanding of dinghy handling techniques and background knowledge.

No previous experience is necessary.

We use Bahias with 2 to 3 students per boat and the instructor will generally be in the boat.

An ‘RYA Start Sailing’ book and RYA logbook are included in the course price as is a Level 1 certificate for successful students.

It is recommended that students consolidate the course by doing a Level 2 course.






The Avon Scout County Sailing Section (ASCSS) provides sailing to all Scout Groups in Avon County. Our section are all volunteers who are either already members of the Scout Association (SA) or have joined the County Team as Skills Instructors or Helpers.

We welcome parents and others who are interested to help rig, launch, helm (if competent) and pack away boats. If you would like to become involved, please turn up at a Taster evening and speak to the Officer of the Day or contact one of the team on the Home page.

 If you already have experience sailing, we will assess you for a permit (or a course if rusty!) and if new to sailing you can learn to sail with us whilst helping. Our helms are all at least Level 2 standard and we encourage all our volunteers to continue their development through our courses, many are now instructors. We are an RYA Recognised Training Centre and as such maintain the standards of commercial centres.


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