Hamble Yacht Services
Hamble House Gardens, Port Hamble, Hamble-le-Rice, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 4NN
A Weekend Course
This course is aimed at someone who has never sailed before and would like to spend a weekend learning the ropes. The weekend is designed to give you a taste of yachting, and can reduce the length of the RYA Competent Crew course.
RYA Start Yachting Course Content
Experience living on a yacht and visit different ports each night. Learn the fundamentals of handling a boat under sail and under engine. Learn to handle sails, tie knots, and become a useful member of crew.
Join the boat on Friday evening meet your instructor and crew, start your course on Saturday morning, returning Sunday afternoon.
The RYA Competent Crew course notes, is a useful book both during the course and as an aid memoir after your course, and can be purchased for £10 please let us know when you are booking. We also have a section on sail handling that contains some worksheets you might find useful.
After your course
You will have gained practical skills to help you become a useful crew member, gaining a recognised certificate.
Previous experience required None
Duration 2 days
Max instructor ratio 5:1
Meals ashore and mooring fees, which are split between the students, are not included.
Included on course
RYA accredited instructor, accommodation on board, gas, diesel, breakfast and lunch each day, 1 evening meal, an RYA Log book.
To enable you to fully enjoy the course, you will require wet weather gear; a sleeping bag and pillow will also be required. Refer to our comprehensive kit list
Wondering what to do next?
Why not continue the RYA qualifications and complete the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course or RYA Competent Crew course.
Just want to get out on the water then why not join us for a weekend cruise.
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?
Learn more about the other foundation courses we offer.