New RYA National Sailing Scheme for 2002
The new RYA National Sailing Scheme provides modern compact packages for dinghy
and keelboat sailors that can be 'bolted' together to suit individual lifestyles
in the latest boat designs.
Aiming to provide a simple, versatile and easy to understand learning framework
for small boat sailing in all its forms, the new scheme means that after initial
training (Level 1 and 2) sailors can choose from a range of options, depending
on the type of activity they wish to pursue.
Rather than offering the 'ladder' from Level 1 to 5, the scheme will promote the
different aspects of the sport without the progression of one course leading to
the next. There will no longer be a formal requirement for people to gain experience
between courses after Basic Skills (Level 2).
The scheme will be available in dinghies and keelboats and for the first time,
the multihull syllabus is included in the new logbook G4. Certificates will continue
to be 'coastal' 'offshore' or 'inland', with courses in the Mediterranean being
The new scheme will have many advantages, making it easier for clubs and professional
schools to run courses over weekends and increasing its appeal to the overseas
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