RYA Start Yachting

RYA Start Yachting

RYA Start Yachting Course Content

The RYA Start Yachting course is aimed at anyone who has never sailed before and would like to spend a weekend learning the ropes.  The course is designed to give you a taste of yachting and can reduce the length of time required to complete the RYA Competent Crew course.

Experience living on a yacht and visit a different port 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 at our base in Hamble on Friday evening meet your instructor and crew. Your course will start on Saturday morning, returning Sunday afternoon.  Spend a weekend sailing in the sheltered waters of the Solent.

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Useful literature
The RYA Competent Crew course notes is a useful book both during the course and as an aid memoir after your course completion. The RYA Competent Crew course notes can be purchased for £10- please let us know if you would like to order a copy when you are booking your course.
We also have a section of the website dedicated to sail handling which contains some worksheets you might find useful.

After your course
You will have learned practical skills to help you become a useful crew member and gained a recognised certificate.

Previous experience required None
Duration 2 days
Cost £235
Food while sailing and mooring fees are included.

Available dates

Booking Form

Included on course
RYA accredited instructor, accommodation on board, gas, diesel, breakfast and lunch each day, 1 evening meal, a 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 the 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.

RYA One Day Courses
RYA VHF Course
RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the One Day Courses we offer.

If you have any other question please contact us or check out our FAQ page.

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