Accredited Water Sports Courses - West Wales - Llys-y-Frân - Welsh Water

Accredited

Water Sports Courses

at Llys-y-frân Lake

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Accredited Water Sports Courses


As a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Recognised Training Centre and British Canoeing Delivery Partner, we offer a wide range of accredited water sports courses to take you on a pathway from beginner through to advanced. With our high-quality equipment and expert instructors, getting a recognised qualification and learning a new set of skills will put you on the right path to enhancing your water sport experience.

Accredited Sailing Courses (Adult)


RYA Start Sailing

Learn to sail with a two-day course for novices. This introduction to sailing will give you a basic understanding of dinghy sailing techniques and background knowledge including sailing up, down and across the wind, turning the boat and how to recover from a capsize.

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RYA Basic Skills

On completion of this course, you will have the basic knowledge of sailing in light winds without an instructor on board. Our instructor will set out the foundations for further developing your sailing skills and help you make good decisions on the water.

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Accredited Paddling Courses (Adult)


British Canoeing Paddle Start

Experience your first session on the water, learning useful skills for an enjoyable paddling experience. The course aims to provide you with basic knowledge to enable you to safely get on and off your chosen paddle craft, ensuring you feel safe, confident, and ready to progress to the Paddle Discover Award.

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British Canoeing Basic Skills

Take your next step after the Paddle Start Award and develop your decision-making and practical skills for a fun and safe time on the water and becoming an independent paddler. You will learn how to choose and use equipment effectively whilst developing an understanding of the factors which affect your paddling.

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Accredited Sailing Courses (Youth)


RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 1

During this course you will learn the basic of sailing, parts of the boat and how to launch, recover and steer. After completing Stage 1, you will understand the basic principles of sailing in order to move on to Stage 2.

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RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 2

During this course you will continue to develop basic skills, as well as ropework and collision avoidance. You will be able to tack and control boat speeds and understand the principles of the five essentials – course, trim, balance, sheet/sail and board.

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RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Level 3

Consolidate all you have learned to rig and launch your boat and sail in any direction. Your skills and knowledge after completion will be such that you may wish to consider racing competitively. You certainly won’t be a beginner any more!

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Accredited Powerboating Courses (Adult)


RYA Powerboat Level 1 Start Powerboating

This course provides a practical introduction to boat handling and safety in powerboats. It covers boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment.

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RYA Powerboat Level 2

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 aims to teach boat handing and seamanship in powerboats. The course focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planning speed and collision regulations. You will also get the opportunity to cover basic engine maintenance, chart work, tides and weather.

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Upcoming Events

24-14
Jul   Aug
Llys-y-fran Falcons Summer Activity Club

Having fun outdoors, learning new skills, developing confidence and making lots of new friends along the way.

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27-31
Jul   Aug
Wildlife Quiz Trail

Collect a map from the visitor centre, follow the trail, collect the clues and win a prize.

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7
Aug
Play Day

Pembrokeshire Play present Play Day 2024 for face painting, bouncy castles, bug hunts, crafts, games, activities.

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10
Aug
Summer Craft Fair

Featuring some of Pembrokeshire’s finest makers and producers with a wide array of crafts to peruse and purchase.

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