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RYA Sail Cruising Scheme

Start Yachting - 2 day Intro to Sailing 

Course Description

The Start Yachting course is a two day introduction to sailing and seamanship for complete beginners.

By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, rope-work and be aware of safety on board.

Holders of the Start Yachting certificate can go on to complete the Competence Crew course in a reduced time of three days.

For more information, click here to download the RYA Sail Cruising Scheme layout.

Pre-course experience



Assumed knowledge



Minimum duration

2 days


Minimum age requirement



Course content

Steering a yacht, sail handling, rope-work, safety on board, underway, rules of the road, man overboard recovery, clothing and equipment, emergency equipment and precautions, meteorology.


Ability after course

Basic knowledge of yachting. Reduces the time needed to complete the Competent Crew course.

Price for two days:

Euro 500 per person (No accommodation included).

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