RYA Start Yachting

About the course

Delivered over 2 days, this taster course will teach you the basics of yachting, including steering a yacht, rope work, sail trimming and safety onboard.

You’ll develop a basic knowledge of sea terms, parts of the boat, rigging and sails, experience sailing a yacht on all points of sail, and steer a yacht under sail or power. The course also covers emergency equipment and precautions, clothing and equipment, meteorology, and how to recover someone overboard.


You must be over the age of 18 to book this course, unless stated otherwise.


The syllabus is taught with a ratio of (5:1) students to instructor and covers the following:

  • The yacht
  • Ropework
  • Underway
  • Rules of the road
  • Man overboard recovery
  • Clothing and equipment
  • Emergency equipment and precautions
  • Meteorology

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