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RYA Start Yacht Sailing Course

While sailing is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, it also requires you to be an active participant. When you learn how to sail, you will not only become familiar with all aspects of your boat, but also how your boat relates to its environment in terms of everything from the wind to the weather. Learning how to sail can be so fulfilling, using brain and muscle can give a great sense of accomplishment. If you are new to yachts and want to learn to sail from Brighton then this course is a great introduction to sailing for complete beginners, it can also count towards your Competent Crew, which will entail a further 3 days sailing. Course content includes the following:

  • The Yacht
  • Ropework
  • Rules Of The Road
  • Meteorology
  • Man Overboard Recovery
  • Emergency Equipment & Precautions
  • Clothing & Equipment

Course Objective: You will gain basic knowledge of the yacht and how to sail

Prerequisites: None

Duration: 2 days

Venue: Brighton Marina

“It was an amazing 2 days at sea. Great course, great weather and great instructor. Loved it!”

Laetitia Gabrielli

Fun informative weekend. Looking forward to next course.


Caroline Hurst

Extremely well informed, very personal and highly skilled! I would recommend to anyone.



A fantastic starter course. Excellently paced with no info overload. Gives you a great feel. I am ready and eager to further my knowledge to the next level

Kharina Kharran

Thanks for a really useful, informative and enjoyable 2 day course. Jane was an excellent instructor. The course has increased my confidence in crewing ahead of a flotilla holiday

Jo Hatton

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