Duration: One weekend.

Our RYA Start Sailing! course allows an absolute beginner to have an introduction to sailing experience without any pressure but to enjoy the experience. The weekend is designed to introduce you to some fundamental skills, learn a few nautical terms, how to move around the boat, and helm in a basic situation. During the weekend you will take turns helming and trimming the sails, and assisting in all required manoeuvres.  You will be on board overnight, usually in a port or at anchor in a closeby bay depending on the weather and the crew.

Students who successfully complete the course are awarded the RYA Start Yachting Certificate.  There is no exam at the end of the course, as it is a continuous learning and evaluative experience during the weekend.

Included in the price of the course are on board accommodations in a shared cabin, all safety equipment and didactic materials, mooring and port fees. We have a maximum of 5 students per instructor on our RYA courses, which allows for both plenty of hands-on sailing time and individual attention from your instructor. This is a great way to get a non-sailor started… It could be a great gift to engender a new passion for the sea.

All our RYA courses are taught in English.  If you have any questions as to your level of knowledge of English, please contact us and we can assist you.  Specific nautical and sailing terms will be introduced and explained during the course, so technical vocabulary is not required prior to the course.

Duration: One weekend.

Our RYA Start Sailing! course allows an absolute beginner to have an introduction to sailing experience without any pressure but to enjoy the experience. The weekend is designed to introduce you to some fundamental skills, learn a few nautical terms, how to move around the boat, and helm in a basic situation. During the weekend you will take turns helming and trimming the sails, and assisting in all required manoeuvres.  You will be on board overnight, usually in a port or at anchor in a closeby bay depending on the weather and the crew.

Students who successfully complete the course are awarded the RYA Start Yachting Certificate.  There is no exam at the end of the course, as it is a continuous learning and evaluative experience during the weekend.

Included in the price of the course are on board accommodations in a shared cabin, ½ board (breakfast and lunch every day), all safety equipment and didactic materials, mooring and port fees. We have a maximum of 5 students per instructor on our RYA courses, which allows for both plenty of hands-on sailing time and individual attention from your instructor. This is a great way to get a non-sailor started… It could be a great gift to engender a new passion for the sea.

All our RYA courses are taught in English.  If you have any questions as to your level of knowledge of English, please contact us and we can assist you.  Specific nautical and sailing terms will be introduced and explained during the course, so technical vocabulary is not required prior to the course.

One Weekend: boarding at 09:00 on Saturday to 17:00 on Sunday
There are no prerequisites for this course.
After completing your Start Sailing course, you can attend our 5 day Competent Crew course at a10% discount.  We really would like to see you sailing!  The Start Sailing Certificate also allows you to expedite your Competent Crew should you wish to do so.
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