RYA Start Yachting Course

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Start Yachting and is an introductory course for complete begineers and is fully accredited by the RYA. By the end of the 2 day course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board.

Those who complete this RYA Start Yachting certificate can go on to the Competent Crew course and potentially complete it in a reduced time of 3 days or 2 weekends.

Free Re-Sit Guarantee*

Our guarantee is that we won't give up on you: in the unlikely event that you fail or can't complete one of our RYA courses, you can resit or rejoin another at NO EXTRA COST. *See T&C's

What will I gain from the Course?

Pre-Course Experience None.
Assumed Knowledge None.
Minimum Duration 2 days.
Minimum Age. None.
Course Content The yacht, ropework, practical skills, rules of the road, man overboard recovery, clothing and equipment, emergency equipment and precautions, meteorology.
Ability After the Course Basic knowledge of yachting.

How do I book?

Check out the available course dates and then contact us or book online. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Lou or Jim for more information.

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Tamsin Mowbray, RYA Start Yachting Course

For my first time ever sailing I've had a great time. Jim was very helpful, supportive and informative yet laid back. Hardwork, yet hugely enjoyable.

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