RYA Start Yachting is a short introduction to sailing ideal for complete beginners. If you’ve always wondered what sailing was like and wanted to give it a go, then this is the course for you. Holders of the Start Yachting certificate can go on to complete the Competent Crew course. Your instructor will guide you through safe procedures and check you are at ease and comfortable whilst on a yacht.
The emphasis is on learning basic skills while having fun. You’ll be welcomed by one of our friendly knowledgeable skippers and during your time on board you will be encouraged to participate fully enabling you to understand how life on board a yacht works.
By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sailing a basic course, sail handling, rope work and be aware of safety on board. You may find you are a natural and want to join us again.