How to sail a yacht

There are many things you need to learn in order know how to sail a yacht safely and become a useful member of the crew. If you are looking to learn how to sail a yacht, one of the RYA courses offered by Equinox Sailing is a great place to start.

The RYA course system starts with the two day Start Yachting course aimed at novices and beginners, then progressing to the five days Competent Crew which covers all the basics for those wishing to crew on a cruise or go yacht racing. Competent Crew is a an ideal starting course for dinghy sailors wanting to try their hand on yachts. If you want to take command of a yacht then the basic RYA Day Skipper and the more advanced RYA Yachtmaster / Coastal Skipper courses, are the ideal way to cover all aspects of learning to sail a yacht in tidal European or Mediterranean waters.

Whether you want to learn how to sail a yacht for fun or would like to take things more seriously and learn how to sail a yacht for racing, Equinox sailing’s highly experience professional instructors are on hand to help you achieve your sailing dreams.

In addition to the RYA courses Equinox also offer specific courses to enhance your sailing and motor-sailing skills. Key courses to hone the skills of day skippers and competent crew are Boat Handling, Sail and Spinnaker Trim and Heavy Weather sailing.

We hold our theory classes in both London and Hamble, allowing your time on the coast to be dedicated to the practical points of learning how to sail a yacht and more importantly having fun on the water. So whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced sailor looking to brush up your skills, Equinox Sailing can provide you with the tuition you need and you’ll know how to sail a yacht with confidence in no time.

Give Equinox Sailing a call on 0207 002 7676 and we will be happy to guide you through the options we have available.

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