RYA Start Yachting

About the course

Delivered over a weekend, 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.

1 weekend duration.


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

Dates and pricing

Course From To All-inc
RYA Start Yachting 22/08/2021 23/08/2021 £249
RYA Start Yachting 16/09/2021 17/09/2021 £249

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