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Anchor Bay

Manor Road

Erith

DA8 2AD

01322 332943

Founded 1900

How Do I Register and Book Onto the
Course?
When Can I Go Sailing Again & What 
Is The Next Course?
RYA Adult Level 2 Course

Aimed at sailors who have completed their RYA Level 1 - Start Sailing Course or persons who have previous sailing experience, the RYA Level 2 - Basic Skills course is the next step in the RYA National Sailing Scheme.   Run over two days, the aim of this course is to improve on your basic knowledge of sailing and introduce further manoeuvres to increase your boat handling in a safe manner.  At the end of this course, you are well on your way to becoming an independent boat helm and you will be able to enjoy the various sailing, cruising and racing events that take place at the club throughout the year!

Course Contents and Notes

This course is run over four practical water-based sessions over the two days.  Each

water-based session is supported by various theory-based short sessions, which provide the essential background knowledge to the Level 2 course.


Sailing Skills Covered:

Rigging and launching a dinghy

Crewing the boat and controlling the Jib sail

Helming controls and controlling the main sail

Tacking and gybing

Control speed, slowing down and stopping

Returning to shore and securing the boat

Harnessing the wind to make the most out of the sails


Theory Knowledge Covered:

Personal clothing and safety equipment

Introduction to weather and forecasts

Rope work and knots used on the boat

Safety procedures and what to do in an

What Can I Do With My RYA Level 2 
Qualification?

Once you have completed your RYA Level 2 Course, you will be able to hire on of the club boats and be your own skipper.  Don’t forget, you will be able to join Erith Yacht Club as a “Prospective Member”.  This membership status allows you to become a member of the club and take part in the full programme of sailing and social activities on six separate occasions without needing to pay a fee.  As a club, we want to see all sailors join the club and take an active role in all aspects of club life.  Therefore, after your six visits, you will be invited to join the club as a Full Member, which will allow you to become a key holder to the club and have full access to all the facilities and events taking place throughout the year.  


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Take a look at the video showing one of the many sailing events that takes place throughout the year at the club.

To book a place on the RYA Level 2 course, please complete and submit the form below.  

Got A Question About The Course
Or Need More Information?

If you have any questions regarding the RYA Level 2 course, please either complete the Contact Us form below and we will answer your question as quickly as possible.  Alternatively, please feel free to email training@erithyachtclub.org.uk.

Sailing Skills Covered:

Rigging and launching a dinghy

Reefing and reduce sail area

Sailing upwind and downwind

Tacking to windward and gybing downwind

Controlling speed, stopping and accelerating

Picking up a mooring and man overboard drills

Sailing to a pontoon

Harnessing the wind to make the most out of the sails


Theory Knowledge Covered:

Personal clothing and safety equipment

Weather and forecasts

Tidal flows and predictions

Points of sail

The five essentials

Collision regulations

Rope work and knots used on the boat

Safety procedures and what to do in an emergency

You can purchase an RYA Log Book to store your certificate and record your progress throughout the course.  Log books are available to pre-order when booking your course.

Courses cost £170 (£100 for members) and include:

All necessary sailing equipment and clothing

Two days full sailing instruction both water-based and shore-based

Prospective Membership to Erith Yacht Club


The next sailing course to take up is the RYA Level 3 - Course.  This course is the ideal follow on from Level 2 with full details available here.  The next available Level 3  courses are given below

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Once you have completed your RYA Level 2 Course, you are welcome to join us for one of the following sailing events / activities


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