RYA Start Yachting Course

What we say…

Not sure if sailing is for you? Start here! Start Yachting is a lovely course with the aim of letting you feel comfortable on the boat and try some of the fundamental skills associated with sailing. You’ll get the feel of steering under power, learn how to raise the sails, and experience the wonderful moment when the engine is turned off and the wind takes over.

The RYA Start Yachting course also looks at key safety issues and how to recover a person from the water. Staying on board for two days gives you a sense of yachting life without being overwhelming. 

What’s Included

  • 2 nights onboard your yacht (Friday 19:00 - Sunday 17:00)
  • Instructor 
  • Breakfast  
  • Lunch 
  • Soft drinks and snacks 
  • Wet weather gear 
  • Fuel, gas and engine hours
  • RYA Start Yachting Certificate upon successful completion of the course 

Cost (Valid from 1st April 2024)

Off-peak (1st December – 31st March): £310pp

Peak Season (1st April – 30th November): £330pp



RYA Start Yachting Follow On Course

If you wish to continue further you can join the 3-day RYA Start Yachting Follow on Course. By doing this you'll complete the RYA Competent Crew course syllabus and receive a certificate. By the end of the course you will be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day duties on board.