One aspect of club sailing for which you may be occasionally thankful is the attention of the safety boat. Yes, you should be able to right your boat without assistance if you capsize, you shouldn't flirt with a lee shore and get stuck in the trees and the halyard shouldn't break and leave you without a sail but occasionally it can be nice to see the Safety Boat on hand driven by someone who knows what they’re doing, when it all goes wrong.
We run both Power boat level 2 and Safety boat courses in the autumn. Please contact Roger Bennett for details.
The RYA often publish articles on their website to support your development. Here is one on Ferry Gliding.