The Rya Level 1 course is a two-day introduction to sailing for novices. At the end of the two days, you will have a basic understanding of keel-boat sailing. Some of the areas covered are sailing across the wind, upwind and downwind, what some of the bits of rope do. With a little bit of theory to give some background knowledge and how to tie a few knots, it’s a great foundation on which to base all your future sailing on. Previous experience none.