Start Yachting Or Your first experience

Course Details


  • One weekend: 2030 Fri – 1600 Sun
  • Maximum 5 students per course.

Price: £175 / £195 / £220 depending on the time of year for a 2 day weekend (low season: Nov to March, mid season: Sept / Oct & April / May, high season: June to August).

Previous experience required:

  • None
  • No Minimum age limit

Content: Short Introduction to sail cruising for novices.

Start Yachting is the first step on the RYA ladder. It is the course for the absolute beginner who wishes to experience sailing aboard a cruising yacht and is not sure if sailing is for them. By the end of the weekend participants will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board.

Holders of a start yachting certificate can obtain a competent crew certificate by completing a further two weekends of the competent crew course.


  • Instruction
  • Accommodation on Yacht
  • Breakfast Lunch & Snacks
  • Mooring fees
  • Gas & fuel
  • Use of LifeJackets
  • Loan of Waterproofs
  • Free secure car parking

Not Included:

  • Sat evening meal (eaten ashore)