Take your knowledge learnt in the classroom to the water.

RYA Start Yachting Syllabus

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RYA Start Yachting Syllabus

  1. The Yacht
    • Basic knowledge of sea terms, parts of a boat, her rigging and sails
  2. Ropework
    • Ability to tie the following knots: figure of eight, round turn and two half hitches, bowline
  3. Underway
    • Has experienced sailing a yacht on all points of sail
    • Can steer a yacht under sail or power
  4. Rules of the road
    • Can keep an efficient look out at sea
  5. Meteorology
    • Knows where to obtain a weather forecast
  6. Crew overboard recovery
    • Understands the action to be taken to recover a crew overboard
  7. Clothing and equipment
    • Understands and complies with the rules for the wearing of safety harnesses, lifejackets and personal buoyancy aids
  8. Emergency equipment and precautions
    • Is aware of hazards on board a yacht
    • Knows the action to be taken in the event of an emergency


  • No experience required
  • No assumed knowledge required
  • Student Instructor 3:1 ratio
  • Student Instructor 2:1 ratio +£650pp


PRICE: £650


  • The yacht
  • Ropework
  • Underway
  • Rules of the road
  • Crew overboard recovery
  • Clothing and equipment
  • Emergency equipment and precautions
  • Meteorology

Knowledge gained after the course:

Understanding of life on a yacht.  We will give you knowledge and hopefully the desire to become a competent crew.

Successful students will receive an official RYA certificate.