Start Yachting

The Start Yachting Course is a fun starting point for any first time sailor who has never been on a yacht before. It’s a gentle introduction to sailing and a great stepping stone to the RYA Competent Crew Course. You will be given an introduction to the yacht, the safety procedures and will experience all of the basics of boat handling. After the 2 day course you will be familiar with life on board a sailing yacht and be ready to move on to the RYA Competent Crew Course.


Do I need previous experience?

No, this 2 day introductory course is aimed at complete beginners.

There is no minimum age limit.


What will I learn?

During the weekend you will be introduced to the parts of the boat and the safety procedures, engine controls, leaving and coming alongside, sailing the yacht in different scenarios, man overboard, anchoring and rope work skills learning the most widely used knots. We suggest following on from this course with the RYA Competent Crew Course.


Own Boat Tuition

This course can run on your boat for your self or your group. Own boat training cost start from £250.00 plus VAT  per day. Please contact us for more information regarding own boat tuition.

Sailing Boat

Course Schedule

Saturday and Sunday 0930 – 1730

Course includes:

  • All Moorings
  • Expert tuition
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Waterproofs

Course Costs:

  • £249.00

Course Location:

  • Mercury Yacht Harbour in Hamble or Gosport Marina

Booking Details

To book, please click on the button below for course dates, email us or phone us on 02381 242159.

If you have any questions, or want to know if the course is right for you, or just want to talk in more detail about the course, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Please note our sailing training is delivered by one of our preferred RYA sailing training partners.