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I was instructing a client who was transitioning from yacht to dinghy. Obviously, the sailing theory is unchanged, but the difference was in the activity load - dinghy helm is expected to plan a tack, keep a lookout for other boats, trim the mainsail, steer the dinghy and balance the boat.
On the yacht there were several crew to carry out these functions, plus a navigator for deciding course to steer...

The candidate achieved RYA level 2, but it was a learning experience for both of us. I'd recommend the RYA Level 2 course - in part because the certificate is useful if you want to hire a dinghy. Other parts of the course are good as well, eg capsize recovery, man overboard (different in a dinghy from a yacht), and so on

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