RYA Sailing with Spinnakers

This course covers all you need to know about sailing with conventional or asymmetric spinnakers.

Sailors will be taught how to:

  • Rig the boat
  • Gybe
  • How to recover one type of spinnaker (either conventional or asymmetric)
  • How to sail the best possible course downwind

Pre-course experience

Sailing and background knowledge to the standard of the Level 2 course.

Assumed knowledge

Sailing skills to Level 2 standard or equivalent in experience.

Ability after course

Able to use one type of spinnaker, conventional or asymmetric.

What’s included

  • Instruction by Royal Yachting Association qualified instructor
  • Protective clothing and safety equipment

What’s not included

  • Personal insurance
  • Towels
  • RYA logbook and certificate

Arrival

The course dates show your actual activity days and the course will run from 10:00 to around 16:30 each day. There will be a break for lunch at a convenient time. Please arrive at 9.30 on your first day to book into the centre .

What to bring

We recommend that you bring plenty of warm clothing; quick drying fleece and thermals are ideal. You will also need to bring a swimming costume, towel, trainers or wetsuit boots, hat and gloves, sunglasses and sun cream, and a flask or water bottle.

Lunch is not supplied however those attending courses at The Watersports Centre are eligible for a discount of 10% off food at the Langdale Bar at Low Wood Bay. Alternatively candidates can bring their own lunch.

Age Limits

This course is aimed at those aged 14 years or over.

How to find us

We are situated at the northern end of Windermere, on the A591 between the towns of Windermere and Ambleside. We have ample car parking on site. The nearest railway station is at Windermere (4 miles) and the centre is served by a number of bus routes.

Sailing boat on Windermere

Opening Times

14th March – 31st October open seven days a week.
(Outside these dates please contact us to check availability)

All sessions are subject to availability & weather conditions.

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    Accreditation

    Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

    Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre is registered with The Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS) as licensed to provide specified activities under the following headings: watersports. Licence details can be confirmed by calling The Licensing Service on Tel: 029 2075 5715. Registration number: L9072/R0178.

    South Lakeland District Council

    Our boats and operators are licensed and inspected by SLDC (South Lakeland District Council) as required under the Public Health Act 1907, Section 94.

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