RYA Level 2 Basic Skills Course | Windermere

This course is the next step for those who have done a little bit of sailing but who want to gain more confidence and experience in what they have already learnt and is aimed at gaining the RYA Basic Skills certificate.

RYA Level 2 Basic Skills

Prior to attending this course participants should be able to sail to the standard of the RYA Level 1: Start Sailing. Upon completion of the RYA Level 2 Basic skills course participants should be able to sail safely in light winds without an instructor on board. Participants successfully completing all of the requirements of the syllabus will be awarded the RYA Level 2: Basic Skills certificate.


Outline Syllabus

  • Can rig according to the weather
  • Able to reef ashore
  • Knots and ropework
  • Sailing in all directions
  • The Five Essentials
  • Leaving and returning to a jetty, beach or mooring
  • Man overboard
  • Rules of the road
  • Launching and recovery
  • Clothing and equipment
  • Weather
  • Basics of racing
  • Capsize recovery

The course will be taught in a highly practical manner using both single-handed and crewed dinghies and supported by shore-based sessions providing essential background knowledge.


Course Prices

Course Duration Price Per Person (Min 2 People)
2 Days £190.00


What’s Included

  • Instruction by Royal Yachting Association qualified instructor
  • Maximum group size of six people
  • Protective clothing and safety equipment


What’s Not Included

  • Personal insurance
  • Towels
  • RYA logbook and certificate



The course dates show your actual activity days and the course will run from 10:00am to around 4:30pm each day. There will be a break for lunch at a convenient time. Please arrive at 9.30am on your first day to book into the centre.


What To Bring

We recommend that you bring: 

  • Plenty of warm clothing (quick drying fleece & thermals are ideal)
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Trainers or wetsuit boots
  • Hat & gloves
  • Sunglasses & sun cream
  • 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 Lounge at Low Wood Bay. Alternatively candidates can bring their own lunch.


Age Limits

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


Guest Discount Offer

Stay at any English Lakes Hotel and get 10% OFF watersports activities & courses.



Pre-booking is essential.

Hire & Activities can be booked by calling us on:

015394 39441

All sessions are subject to availability & weather conditions.

Courses are available to book outside of peak season (school holidays), email watersports.lowwood@englishlakes.co.uk to enquire.

Before arrival please check:
Opening Times | Terms & Conditions | Car Parking & Facilities

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