Start Yachting Taster Weekend

This course is aimed at the complete novice who would like to try sailing for the first time before signing up to do Competent Crew or something similar. The weekend is run by friendly instructors who understand you may be apprehensive. The emphasis is on fun and enjoyment and we are sure you will not want to leave at the end of the course.

  • FUN
  • SAFE

Your instructor will guide you through the safety procedures and make sure you are comfortable and at ease aboard your yacht before you set sail. He or she will show you all the basics and will be there to support you at every stage, but by the end of your first weekend aboard you will have accomplished so much. You will be able to steer a yacht, handle rope work, sail a basic course and be aware of safety onboard. You may find you're a natural and hooked for life.

This course is ideal as a gift experience and like all our courses we can provide a gift voucher.


1830 Friday until approximately 1600 Sunday. Click here for an example schedule of how you will spend the weekend

What's Included:

All food except the evening of joining, wet weather gear and accommodation on board. Mooring fees are an extra and we suggest that you budget approximately £15 for this course. For details of what you should bring please refer to the FAQ's section

Next Step:

RYA Competent Crew Course. Holders of an RYA Start Yachting certificate can obtain a RYA Competent Crew certificate by completing a further two weekends of the RYA Competent Crew course

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Duration: 1 weekend

Previous Experience Required: None

Course Overview: An introduction to sail cruising for novices. Ratio 4-1.

Click here to view full course syllabus.

Cost: High Season (Apr - Sep): £325
Low Season (Oct - Mar): £295

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