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    Posted: 13 Jun 16 at 5:29pm
Hi All
Newbie alert!! Its my first post, go easy on me!!
Started sailing late in life. Finished my RYA 1&2 a few years back. Decided to retire and relocate, bought a house that has taken nearly two years to renovate. Now I have the time to take up the sport again.
Q1. Would you suggest I do the 1 and 2 again?
Q2. Do all sailing clubs teach members?
    If not, is going to a commercial company the only other way?
Q3. I am only a small bloke, and really fancy a mirror dinghy but don't see any of those around the area I am in.
Appreciate your time / advice.
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Well, what sort of sailing are you planning to do? Difficult to suggest a roadmap without knowing the destination!
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Sorry....just ''messing around in boats'' like the idea of cruising. No racing.
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A1. If you think some sort of formal refresher might be useful to you go ahead, but Level 1 and 2 seems a bit OTT. Just L2 perhaps?

A2. No, very variable what different clubs do. Some have very sophisticated training setups with club owned boats, RYA approval to issue certificates, all the rest, some do nothing at all.

A3. There are probably Mirrors everywhere, there were an awful lot built. Shouldn't be hard to get a reasonable one, but beware there are a fair few about that are not precisely as good as new!
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Thanks for your advice Jimc. Looks like I will have to go further afield to get some training, none of the sailing clubs websites mention anything about training/courses.
Agreed, seen some awful mirrors about. will look carefully!!
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Where are you? Between us on here we will know of places almost everywhere.
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Hi Rupert. Moved up to the north Norfolk coast. Around Sheringham/Cromer area.
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Join a club, make friends, crew with someone then take a club boat out under supervision of an experienced member/trainer. Or join a club's improvers group.

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Check out the RYA centres in the area.
Although level 1,2, 3 courses are advertised, there is always the likelihood of a refresher session - which should be much shorter and less expensive than the full course.
The centre near me also runs club sessions, where you can practice sailing with an instructor nearby (not 1:1 tuition, but with advice available).

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thanks everyone. Will have a look through websites.
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