RYA Start Yachting
An Introduction into the world of Sailing

RYA Start Yachting – 2 Day Weekend – Prices from £245 pp

The RYA Start Yachting weekend is an introductory course to sailing for complete beginners.

It is a great course to establish whether or not you wish to take up the pastime without investing too much time and money.

£350 pp or £245 pp if you are happy to share an accommodation space.

It is run over 2 days with accommodation provided onboard the yacht. Our sailing school is based in Mercury Yacht Harbour on the River Hamble and sailing takes places in and around the Solent.

We offer the option for you to book your own sleeping area for that extra privacy and comfort but if you are happy to share then we offer a 30% discount off the course price.

By the end of the course participants will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, rope work and be aware of safety onboard.

If you wish to continue further into the RYA Sail Cruising Scheme then you can join the 3 day element of our 2 + 3 Day RYA Competent Crew course to receive your competent crew certificate.



Pre-course experience None
Minimum Age None
Assumed Knowledge None
Course Content Introduction to sailing and seamanship
Basic sailing experience
Ability after course Useful crew member
Course duration 2 Days
2 Day Weekend £350
30% Discount If you are happy to share a sleeping area.
Dates Check Dates
Start times Friday 1900 – Sunday 1600

What is included

  • Accommodation onboard.
  • Mooring Fees.
  • All breakfasts, lunches, snacks and soft drinks.
  • Evening meals are taken ashore at the students cost.
  • Course completion certificate.

Splash-Layout-rya-start-yachting-courseMost sailing schools will place up to 5 students on a course which inevitably means that students have to share a cabin. Our courses are run with a maximum of 4 students.

In our view and for most people the concept of sharing a relatively confined accommodation space is not agreeable and detracts from the overall enjoyment of the course.

Therefore all our courses are based on providing students with their own sleeping area* and as such BeneteauOceanis-343-layout-rya-start-yachting-courseare priced accordingly.

If you are happy to share a sleeping area then we can offer you a 30% discount for sharing a cabin.
*The saloon is classed as a sleeping area. Exact sleeping arrangements are worked out with the instructor at the start of your course depending on the mix of crew.

Accommodation Options (Click here)

Our principal training yachts are a Dufour 385, a Beneteau Oceanis 37 and a Dufour 365.

These are some of the most popular modern production yachts on the market today and offer excellent handling and sailing performance.

Fully equipped to the required RYA/MCA standards they also boast some additional inventory to add to your enjoyment & comfort onboard.


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