RYA Start Yachting

RYA Sailing > RYA Start Yachting

Overview

Course
Syllabus

RYA Start Yachting is a short introduction to sailing ideal for complete beginners. If you’ve always wondered what sailing was like and wanted to give it a go, then this is the course for you. Holders of the Start Yachting certificate can also go on to complete the Competent Crew course in a reduced time of three days or two weekends.

The emphasis is on learning basic skills while having fun. You’ll be welcomed by one of our friendly knowledgeable skippers and during your time on board you will be encouraged to participate fully enabling you to understand how life on board a yacht works.

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 Competent Crew course in a reduced time of three days or two weekends.
Pre-Course
Experience
No experience required.
Assumed
Knowledge
None
Student
Instructor Ratio
3:1. Urban Truant is also pleased to offer lower ratios on request for those who would like more time with their instructor.
Duration2 days or 1 weekend
Course
Content
  • The yacht
  • Ropework
  • Underway
  • Rules of the road
  • Man overboard recovery
  • Clothing and equipment
  • Emergency equipment and precautions
  • Meteorology
Ability after
Course
You’ll have a basic understanding of life on board a yacht, including knowledge that is useful towards becoming a competent crew. You will leave with a much better idea of whether you would like to spend more time on the water.

What’s Included

When you book a course with Urban Truant we do our best to ensure there are no extra fees – everything you need to complete your course is included:
  • Your own cabin on board a 40 foot yacht
  • All meals and refreshments whilst on board
  • All mooring fees
  • All fuel costs
  • Use of Urban Truant’s quality wet weather gear and safety kit
  • RYA certification for all successful students

At Urban Truant we feel it’s important to provide quality catering and pride ourselves on serving fresh tasty food wherever possible. We are also happy to cater for different dietary requirements upon request.

Course Dates

Below are listed our available dates. If you cannot see dates that you require, please get in touch with us and we may be able to to arrange a more suitable date.

See what our students say:

Dale - RYA Cruising Instructor

"My Cruising Instructor “Instruction and Assessment” week with Urban Truant not only provided me with some key skills and tools to go out and be an Instructor but also gave me more confidence in the delivery of the various briefings and demonstrations as there was lots of excellent guidance and support provided during the week. The week was nearly all “boat based” so there were lots of opportunity to practice the techniques hands-on and the environment was further enhanced with individual cabins and a very well provisioned galley."

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