RYA Introduction to Sailing Level 1

The Adventure Begins

Stepping into the world of sailing for the first time is exciting and exhilarating. The courses in the RYA Yachtmaster training scheme will help you learn to sail and build confidence, become a useful crew member and even learn how to skipper a sailing yacht and manage it’s crew. 

Most courses can be taken either on your own or with friends and family, including children provided they meet our minimum age recommendations. There are also flexible options allowing you to do the course in one go or split over several days or weekends. 

Our sail cruising courses can also help you progress to the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Certificates of Competence which are recognised by maritime authorities worldwide and can be commercially endorsed for professional skippers and crew. 

So whether you’re new to boat ownership, want to charter a yacht on holiday, or to venture further offshore – there’s an RYA course for every level. 

Rolling up sails on a yacht

About the course

Delivered over 2 days, this taster course will teach you the basics of yachting, including steering a yacht, rope work, sail trimming and safety onboard.

You’ll develop a basic knowledge of sea terms, parts of the boat, rigging and sails, experience sailing a yacht on all points of sail, and steer a yacht under sail or power. The course also covers emergency equipment and precautions, clothing and equipment, meteorology, and how to recover someone overboard.

You do not need to bring anything other than warm clothes and suitable footwear. We will supply wet gear and safety equipment. Although the course is for adults over the age of 18 years we can accomodate a child accopanied by a parent.

This couse is taught with a ratio of (5:1) students to instructor and covers the following:

  • The yacht
  • Ropework
  • Underway
  • Rules of the road
  • Man overboard recovery
  • Clothing and equipment
  • Emergency equipment and precautions
  • Meteorology
  • RYA Start Yachting Certification

If you decide to develop your skills further, it can also count towards the full RYA Competent Crew certificate.

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