RYA Start Yachting

 

Start Yachting

A short introduction to sailing for complete beginners.

By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board.

Holders of the Start Yachting certificate can go on to complete the Competence Crew course in a reduced time of three days or two weekends.

A typical course may include passages from Cardiff to any of the following destinations: Newport, Barry, Weston Super Mare, the islands of Flatholme or Steepholme.

Pre-course experience None
Assumed knowledge None
Minimum duration 2 days
Minimum age None
Course content The yacht, ropework, underway, rules of the road, man overboard recovery, clothing and equipment, emergency equipment and precautions, meteorology.
Ability after the course Basic knowledge of yachting.
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