RYA Start Yachting

This course provides a short introduction to sail cruising for novices. By the end of the course you will have experienced helming a yacht, sail handling and ropework and be aware of safety on board.

Course dates:

On request


2 days. Can be run in conjunction with a 5 day Competent Crew/Day Skipper Course

Our Boat - £250pp
Own Boat - £600
Our boat Private Course: - £1000


  • 2 days use of Sequel, our Beneteau 393
  • Diesel and berthing fees
  • Maximum 5 students
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and some evening meal onboard
  • All bedding (inc. duvet)
  • Use of a lifejacket for the course
  • Use of wet weather gear during the course.

What to bring:

  • Cash for some evening meals
  • All the usual skippering equipment (pencils, erasers, notepads etc)
  • Soft soled shoes
  • Light wellies or waterproof shoes
  • Clothes for the duration of the course
  • Any medication
  • Passport photo
  • Phone charger

Own Boat Course:

  • This course can be conducted on your own boat, providing it is suitable for training. The cost above is a effectively a hire an instructor cost and the cost stays the same whether there are 1 of you or 5. The only additional costs from us would be travel costs to get to your location and the cost of certificates.
  • During the course, you are responsible for the running costs of the boat such as fuel, berthing and food.

Private course on our boat:

  • For a minimum of 1 student and a maximum of 5, you can hire our boat for a private course. The price includes all associated costs.

Recommended minimum age is 8


  • Well run with good communication, friendly and informative an excellent introduction to Yachting.

    — Athol, July 2016
  • Great introduction to Sailing!

    — Magnus, July 2016