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Anchor Bay

Manor Road



01322 332943

Founded 1900

What Can I Do With My RYA Sailing
With Spinnaker Course?
When Can I Go Sailing Again & What 
Is The Next Course?
RYA Sailing With Spinnakers Course

Want to sail higher and faster?  Our two-day Sailing with Spinnakers Course is the course for sailors who have previously gained their Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 and want to experience sailing with a spinnaker on their boat!  Over the two-days, you will learn the basics of rigging, launching, flying, gybing and dropping an asymmetric spinnaker.  Anyone who has done this course will agree that once you have used a spinnaker, you will never go back!

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 Sailing With Spinnakers Course.

Your you have completed your RYA Sailing With Spinnakers Course, you will be able to join Erith Yacht Club as a “Prospective Member”.  This membership 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 an active role in all aspects of club life.  Full membership allows you to become a key holder to the club and 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.

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


How Do I Book A Course?

To book a place on the RYA Sailing With Spinnakers Course, please complete and submit the form below.  To use this facility, you will need to have an email address.  Once completed, the course booking form will be sent through to your email address for completion.  If you do not have an email address address, please contact us by either phone or why not come down and visit us on a Sunday when the club is open for a tour?

Need A Answer To A Question 
About The Course?

If you have any questions regarding the RYA Sailing With Spinnakers 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

Sailing Skills Covered:

Rigging a boat with a spinnaker and trapeze

Understands how to launch a boat with an open transom

Helming and crewing a boat using all equipment to the best advantage

Spinnaker hoisting and setting

Spinnaker flying and use of the safe / power zone

Spinnaker gybing and dropping

Sailing downwind with a spinnaker

Capsize and inversion recovery with a spinnaker

Theory Knowledge Covered:

Use of control lines and rig tuning

Spinnaker launch, safe, power, gybe and drop zones

Use of apparent wind

Understands the effect of hull shapes and designs

Racing with a spinnaker boat

Courses cost £170 per person 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 Start Racing Course.  This course is the ideal follow on course from Level 1 with full details available here.  The next Start Racing Course will be arranged as required

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