RYA Start Yachting Course

A short introduction to sailing for complete beginners

For an introduction to sailing why not participate in our own ‘START YACHTING’ course? The majority of our students learn more than they imagined possible and for those with no or little sailing experience but who like the idea of joining a flotilla for their holiday this is an ideal opportunity.

The Start Yachting’ course is for a minimum of two days. You will receive a Course Completion certificate, which is widely recognized.

What you need to take this course

PRE-COURSE EXPERIENCE This course requires no previous experience of sailing
ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE No sailing knowledge is required
MINIMUM DURATION This is a two day course
MINIMUM AGE This course is suitable for people any age

Course content covers the following

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

What you will achieve

A basic knowledge of yachting. 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.

What it will cost

per person (public course) €790
per yacht (maximum 5 students) €2,455