DofE Expeditions

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BRONZE SEA KAYAK PRGRAMME

The aim of this course is to offer an enjoyable introduction to dinghy sailing where safety, fun and expert tuition are the key elements. At the end of this course students should have a basic understanding of sailing and background knowledge. . After completing Level 1 it is recommended that students attend the Level 2 course to consolidate skills learnt and progress.

Practice expedition: 3 day practice expedition – 2 days of skills training and preparation followed by a 2 day practice expedition
Qualifying expedtion: 3 day qualifying expedition – 1 expedition preparation day at base followed by a 2 day assessed expedition
Training Cost: 12,500 THB
Assessment Cost: 12,500 THB

 

RYA LEVEL 2 BASIC SKILLS

This course is designed as a follow-on for those who have recently completed a Level 1 course. At the end of the course students should have a basic understanding of sailing and be able to sail safely in light winds. This course would also be suitable for those whose sailing may be a ‘little rusty’ and need a refresher. The practical activities are supplemented by short onshore sessions.

Level: Level 1 or equivalent experience (12 hrs)
Qualification: RYA Level 2 Certificate
Course Fee: 12,500 THB
Day: By arrangement

 

RYA LEVEL 3 BETTER SAILING

This course is designed to bridge the gap between Start Sailing L1, Basic Skills (L2) and the five Advanced Modules and is intended to make the transition easier for those sailors wishing to progress further with their sailing, allowing opportunity to practice and cosolidate techniques and also have a taster of what some of the advance modules have to offer. Students are given the opportunity to sail different types of dinghies during the course.

Level: Level 2 or equivalent experience (12hrs)
Qualification: RYA Level 3 Certificate
Course Fee: 12,500 THB
Day: By arrangement


advanced sailing

Advanced sailing courses

  • Introduction to Daysailing
  • Seamanship skills
  • Sailing with spinnakers
  • Performance Sailing
  • Start Racing

INTRODUCTION TO DAYSAILING

Go cruising – passage planning and decision making for dinghy cruising. Get there AND back again with enough water to still stay afloat and get the boat back on to the trailer! In addition to participation in a one day local expedition the course will provide an introduction to basic chartwork, tides, pilotage, rules of the road, and its all here in a structured and enjoyable course programme.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Qualification: Day Sailing Certificate
Course fee: 12,500 THB
Time: 09:30 – 15:30
Day: By arrangement

 

SEAMANSHIP SKILLS

Sail independently, this course concentrates on traditional seamanship skills, requiring sound boat handling and introducing a wide variety of techniques to enhance safety afloat. Leaving and return to a mooring or beach, anchoring, reefing afloat, sailing backwards, sailing without a rudder and many more essential skills. This course will be using a range of dinghies including the Topaz Omega.

Level: RYA Level 2RYA Stage 3
Qualification: Seamanship Skills Certificate
Course fee: 12,500 THB
Time: 09:30 – 15:30
Day: By arrangement

 

SAILING WITH SPINNAKERS

Learn and practice the use of Spinnakers (Kites). This course will cover the use of asymmetric spinnakers. Rigging ashore, hoisting, setting, gibing and lowering the kite are all practiced in the Topaz Race X and the Topaz Omega.

Level: RYA Level 2 Certificate
Qualification: Sailing with spinnakers Certificate
Course fee: 12,500 THB
Time: 09:30 – 15:30
Day: By arrangement

 


more advanced

Advanced sailing courses Continued

  • Performance Sailing
  • Start Racing

PERFORMANCE SAILING

Improve your boat handling in performance boats with all the bits of string and understand what they do! Build your skills and confidence in performance boats on one of our friendly and enjoyable performance courses.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Qualification: Performance Certificate
Course fee: 12,500 THB
Time: 09:30 – 15:30
Day: By arrangement

 

START RACING

Why not have a go at club racing? This course is the start line for getting into and enjoying club racing. Sailing clubs are friendly and sociable places full of nice people (well we would say that!) so why not get more out of your sailing and join up. We can help you understand what it is all about. The course covers all you need to know to get around the race course safely, in good shape and have fun.

Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Qualification: Start Racing Certificate
Course fee: 12,500 THB
Time: 09:30 – 15:30
Day: By arrangement

practice sailing

PRACTICE SESSIONS (3 hours morning or afternoons)

For advanced sailors (not for beginners). These sessions provide an opportunity for sailors to practice skills learned during a recent course, prepare for the next, or just come along and have fun afloat for a few hours. These are informal group sessions without an instructor in the boat. However, one of our team will always be on hand (usually in the safety boat) to give advice and guidance. Previous experience required is TSP Level 2 or NSSA Gold Award.

Level: TSP Level 2 / Gold Award
Qualifications: None
Course fee: 3,000 THB
Time: 09:30 – 12:00 or 13:00 – 15:30
Day: By arrangement