RYA Start Yachting


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.







Course content

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 at our training locations at the Belgian coast or 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. 


What's included

  • Tuition by one of our instructors
  • Accommodation on board in your own cabin (no sharing with others)
  • RYA Yacht Sailing Techniques handbook
  • All meals and drinks on board 
  • All mooring and fuel fees
  • Free parking at our premises 
  • Certificate of course completion










Details of this course

Duration: 2 days (during weekdays or a weekend)


Location from where this course will be delivered:

  • Kats (Zeeland, the Netherlands)
  • Nieuwpoort (Belgium) 


Previous experience:  None required


Assumed knowledge:  None required


Number of students:   3


Cost: 480 euro for course during weekdays

            cost of course during weekend on request


Language:  This course is provided in English




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. 



Register for joining this RYA practical course


Course dates at our training centre in Zeeland:

  • 13 and 14 June
  • 15 and 16 June
  • 22 and 23 June


Course dates at our training centre in Nieuwpoort:

  • on request


Overview of all our RYA Sail Cruising offerings



RYA Start Yachting practical course


Introductory course for beginning crew members, acquiring experience on board a sailing yacht



RYA Competent Crew - Sail


Learn to steer, sail and manoeuvre a sailing yacht. This course lays the foundation for becoming a knowledgeable and active crew member

RYA Day Skipper - Sail


Intermediate practical sailing course for competent crew members and beginning skippers, with focus on navigation and boat handling

RYA Coastal Skipper - Sail


Advanced skipper course for making long (day and night) coastal / offshore passages with emphasis on passage planning and navigation skills.

Yachtmaster Coastal prep-course/exam

day skipper

Five days of coaching by our chief instructor to prepare yourself for the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal examination


Yachtmaster Offshore Prep-course/exam


Get yourself properly prepared for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore examination with some solid coaching and honing of your skills







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