The RYA Start Yachting course is a 2 day introductory course for complete beginners. Tuition is on board of one of our cruising yachts. By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, rope work, and have an awareness of safety on board. This course is all about experiencing sailing in an enjoyable and relaxed way. Most likely, you will get bitten by the sailing bug, making this course the start of your new passion.
The Start Yachting course begins on the evening before the first course day, giving you the chance to get settled in to life onboard before setting sail the next day. You will stay onboard for the duration of this 2 day course. During the course you will be working with your other crew members to learn sailing the yacht while also experiencing the beautiful scenery and harbours of the local Oosterschelde estuary and lakes.
Ability after the course
The Start Yachting course will provide you with a good foundation and the confidence to start enjoying sail cruising.
Next steps and courses
After completing the Start Yachting course, you can go on to obtain a Competent Crew certificate by completing a further 3 days or 2 weekends of the Competent Crew course at our training centre.