Our RYA Start Yachting course is a short introduction to sailing for complete beginners.
By the end of the RYA Start Yachting course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board. Holders of the Start Yachting certificate can go on to complete the Competence Crew course in a reduced time of three days or two weekends.
Pre-course experience: None
Assumed knowledge: None
Minimum duration: 2 days
Minimum age: None
Yacht layout, ropework, keeping a watch whilst underway, rules of the road, man overboard recovery, clothing and equipment, emergency equipment and precautions, meteorology.
After the course you will have a basic knowledge of yachting.
All of our courses allow for up to four students to be on board to ensure you receive a high level of support and tuition. Our courses also include moorings, fuel, catering including the first evening plus loan of wet weather clothing.
For the duration of this course, your accommodation overnight will be onboard the yacht including the Skipper.
Minimum course duration: 2 days
Read our course joining instructions.