Start Yachting Practical Course

A short introduction to sailing for complete beginners.

This course will take you out sailing on a cruising yacht. By the end of the course you will have participated in steering, sail handling and rope work, and you will be aware of safety on board.

Holders of the Start Yachting Certificate can go on to complete the Competent Crew course in a reduced time of three days.

For more information click on this link to the RYA's Start Yachting Web Page

 Course contents include:

  • Yachting Terms and parts of the yacht

  • Clothing and equipment

  • Ropework

  • Sail handling

  • Rules of the road 

  • Assistance in man overboard recovery 

  • Emergency equipment and precautions 

  • Basic meteorology