Better Sailing
RYA Level 3
Two ladies improving their sailing skills

Keelboat/Yacht Sailing On The Sea

Next step after Keelboat Level 2.

Great for experienced dinghy sailors moving on to yacht sailing.

Fantastic tidal sailing experience for all improvers.

 "I've learnt more in these last 2 days than on all 10 days of my RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses combined"


Enjoy two days of fabulous tidal sailing experience

After you've learnt to sail on Levels 1 & 2, Level 3 is there to develop your basic sailing skills.  It's a flexible syllabus that can be tailored to your own needs.  If you don't have your own boat it's a great way to gain more sailing experience on the sea.  You'll learn more about fine tuning the sails and if you're ready, take more responsibility for sailing the boat without the instructor.  It's a great course to consolidate what you learnt on Keelboat Levels 1 & 2.  

Sailors come to Bay Sea School from a wide variety of previous experiences.  Some are very rusty cruisers and others have never sailed on the sea before.  It's sometimes be better to refresh your sailing skills on a Level 2 course first.  If you're a fairly new level 2 dinghy sailor moving onto the sea, we'd probably recommend a Level 2 Keelboat course first.  There's quite a lot to absorb about keelboat sailing in the strong tides of Morecambe Bay so it's best not to rush through the courses.  But with the small numbers on the boat we can move you on from wherever you are with your sailing.

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The Level 3 course is used by many sailors such as:

  • Day Skippers, to refine things like MOB, reefing, sail trim & tidal skills on a more manageable yacht 
  • Experienced dinghy sailors progressing to yacht sailing
  • Milebuilders for more sailing experience
  • Levels 1 & 2 sailors taking the next step
  • Inland sailors for excellent tidal sailing experience

Conditions are different every time you sail on the sea so there's always something new to learn. That's one of the things that makes sailing with Bay Sea School in Morecambe such a compelling experience!

"The course was awesome. Thank you!"

"Was excellent and suited my present skills"

"The sailing with Deirdre was great, especially fine tuning the sails. 
And John's theory sessions were outstanding - so knowledgeable and clear" 

If the dates below don't work for you, please get in touch. Particularly towards the start of the sailing season it may be possible to re-arrange dates to fit your availability. 

If the weather is unsuitable for sailing, alternative dates will be arranged.  Please read out terms and conditions.

COVID 19 Update: We are unable to meet social distancing requirements on our sailing courses because it involves sitting shoulder to shoulder for approximately 5 hours. The safety of both our clients and our instructors is paramount. So unfortunately for the time being we are unable to accept bookings. In the meantime please sign up to our mailing list (bottom of homepage) to be the first to hear when bookings resume.

Please note the start time of your course when booking

Start Time Finish Places left
2020 Dates      
Thu 23/4/20 9 am Cancelled 2
Sat 23/5/20 9 am Cancelled 3
Mon 22/6/20 9 am Cancelled 3
Wed 8/7/20 10 am Cancelled until further notice 3
Fri 24/7/20 10 am Cancelled until further notice 3
Sat 22/8/20 10 am Cancelled until further notice 3
Tue 1/9/20 8.30 am Cancelled until further notice 3

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