Sailing

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Sailing

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RYA Courses

RYA Level 1 – Start Sailing

Designed for anyone wishing to learn the basic skills of sailing. You will learn how to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovering the boat. You will be able to sail in light winds under supervision and have gained some basic background knowledge.

  • Clothing & equipment
  • Rigging and de-rigging / ropework
  • Wind awareness
  • Crewing and helming
  • Tacking
  • Gybing
  • Points of sailing
  • Launching, recovering and stopping
  • Basic Knowledge of rules of the road
  • Capsize recovery (understanding of basic theory)

RYA Level 2 – Basic Skills

This course sets out the foundations of sailing for you. By the end of it you'll be a competent light wind sailor and able to make sailing decisions in good conditions.

  • Rigging and de-rigging / ropework
  • Wind awareness
  • Crewing and helming
  • Tacking & Gybing
  • Pick up mooring, coming alongside, MOB
  • Points of sailing – Triangle Course
  • Launching, recovering and stopping
  • Basic Knowledge of rules of the road
  • Capsize recovery

RYA Level 3 – Better Sailing

Building on existing skills, at the end of this course you should be confident sailing in moderate conditions without an instructor on board.

You should have more confidence in sailing skills and techniques, and be ready to progress onto the advanced modules

  • Consolidating existing
  • Launching and recovering the boat in different situations
  • Stopping * Reducing the sail
  • Recovering a Man Over Board
  • Anchoring

Skills Courses

Discover Sailing

Perfect for families, individuals or a group of friends. Loch Ore is the perfect setting for learning to sail with great scenery and clean water. New to sailing and would like to have a go before committing to a full course. This course includes an introduction to the boat and basic sailing skills in the company of a qualified instructor.

A great way to have a go at a great fun sport.

  • Introduction to equipment
  • Basic sailing controls
  • Explanation of capsize drill
  • Role of crew and helm
  • Launching and landing
  • A bit about the weather

Sailnights

Join us for a fun evening of sailing under the supervision of a qualified instructor. Get some top tips, learn new skills, have a race or just have some fun and get wet.

These sessions are ideal if you have already completed a Start Sailing course or equivalent.

This is not a formal course so you should already have some basic sailing skills. If not have a look at a Discover Sailing Taster or Start Sailing Course.

  • Staff assistance with rigging, launching and landing your craft.
  • Safety boat cover
  • Top tips on your sailing skills
  • Group sail, fun racing
  • Try new skills

Private Sailing

A private lesson will suit those who prefer the individual attention of a qualified instructor at a time that suits you.

You can speak to staff and choose the content of your lesson but we can recommend the following:

  • Sailing Refresher – if you haven’t sailed for a while and you would just like to brush up with some top tips in the new RS Quest dinghy.
  • Sailing with Spinnakers – as it says in the title using RS Fevas
  • Sailing Singlehanders – using RS Qubas boats experience the excitement of sailing on your own.
  • Seamanship Skills – learn some skills beyond basic boat handling in preparation for new sailing adventures.

Adaptive Sailing

A sailing opportunity for people with a disability or who require additional support. Lochore Meadows is an RYA Centre of Excellence for Sailability Sailing. It is usually useful to arrange a site visit before the sailing session to check the facilities and decide which one of the boats is best suited to the sailor. At this stage we can also check any hoisting or transfer requirements.

On the sailing day we will have the right boat and equipment ready for you and the session usually last for about 1 hour on the water or whatever is appropriate.

Please contact the centre to discuss your requirements and check availability.

  • Introduction to equipment
  • Basic sailing controls
  • Explanation of capsize drill
  • Sailing with qualified staff

For more information contact the Outdoore Education Team - info.outdoored@fife.gov.uk

Public hire and launching

Come along to Lochore Meadows Country Park and enjoy the fun