The RYA Start Yachting weekend is an introductory course for complete beginners to understand the basics of sailing.
By the end of the course participants will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, rope work and be aware of safety onboard.
It is naturally a great course to establish whether or not you wish to take up the pastime without investing too much time and money.
Then 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.
Run over 2 days with accommodation provided onboard the yacht. 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 discounted rate.
We run our courses with a maximum of 4 students normally 3. This offers each student much more hands on time and combined with the extra space onboard we find that by reducing the numbers it creates a better learning environment all round.
Our sailing school is based in Mercury Yacht Harbour on the River Hamble and sailing takes places in and around the Solent.
|Minimum Age||8 Years *|
|Course Content||Introduction to sailing and seamanship|
Basic sailing experience
|Ability after course||Useful crew member|
|Course duration||2 Days|