Heavy Weather Training
If you are considering sailing offshore it is important that you know how to cope when the wind and seas increase.
These skills are best learnt in winds between F5 and F6. However, as it impossible to predict when we will get strong winds in advance to run a course, we advise that you look at mile builders or offshore racing to gain experience in all areas including how to cope when the wind increases.
Skills needed in heavy weather
- How to steer in waves
- Heaving to
- Sailing downwind in stronger winds
Wondering what to do next?
Why not continue the RYA qualifications and complete the RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory course.
Why not continue your RYA qualification and attend a RYA Coastal Skipper course.
Want to experience night sailing and watch systems? Why not join us on one of our mile builders.
Learn more about the skipper and crew development courses we offer.
RYA Specialist Courses
- RYA VHF Course
- RYA First Aid
- RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety
- RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
- RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the Specialist Courses we offer.