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Start Yachting or Try it and See!


Course details

The RYA Start Yachting course provides a safe and friendly introduction to sailing. During the course you will experience; steering a yacht, sail handling, rope work and become aware of safety on board. This is the ideal way to "Try It and See" if you want to do more sailing and more RYA courses.



  • One weekend: Friday 1900 -­ Sunday 1600
  • Maximum 5 students per course


  • Price low season: (October to March) 
  • Price high season: (April to September)

Previous experience required

  • None
  • No minimum age limit


By the end of the weekend participants will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, rope work and be aware of safety on board.

Successful course outcomes

Holders of a Start Yachting certificate can obtain a Competent Crew certificate by completing a further two weekends of the Competent Crew course.


  • Instruction
  • Accommodation on yacht
  • All snacks & meals except one evening meal taken ashore
  • Mooring fees
  • Gas & fuel
  • Use of life jackets
  • Free car parking

Not Included

  • One evening meal (eaten ashore)
  • Loan of waterproofs

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