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RYA Start Yachting Practical


A short introduction to sailing for complete beginners.

By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board.

Holders of the Start Yachting certificate can go on to complete the Competence Crew course in a reduced time of three days or two weekends.

Membership Offer available for Non Members booking this course - the cost of the course includes temporary membership to enable you to

go out sailing on the weekend. We will waive the £50 Joining Fee if you decide to join the club within a month of the end of the course.


Additional Info

Course Title: RYA Start Yachting

£230 members / £280 non-members

Course Duration: 2 days

Course Headline: A short introduction to offshore sailing for complete beginners.

Course Description: The yacht, ropework, underway, rules of the road, man overboard recovery, clothing and equipment, emergency equipment and precautions, meteorology.

What's Included: RYA accredited instructor, accommodation on board, gas, diesel, breakfast and lunch each day.

Not Included: Evening meals ashore. Mooring fees, which are split between the students.

Prior Knowledge/Experience: None

Next Steps: RYA Competent Crew Course. Holders of the Start Yachting certificate can go on to complete the Competence Crew course in a reduced time of three days or two weekends.

Ability after the course: Basic knowledge of yachting including experience in steering a yacht, sail handling, rope work and safety awareness.


RYA Start Sailing Course DATES:

2017 dates now complete

Courses will start up in 2018 Sailing Season again (April / May)

Last updated 12:56 on 27 July 2017

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