Welcome to the gateway of your sailing journey – the RYA Start Yachting course. Whether you’re setting sail for the first time or seeking to expand your maritime skills in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, or the stunning waters of Moreton Bay, this fun and complete program offers the perfect entry point into the captivating world of yachting.
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The RYA Start Yachting course is the perfect learn to sail course aimed for complete beginners. It’s best for those who have spent very limited time or no time on sailing vessels, but want to be able to go sailing with a basic understanding of what is happening on board.
During the course your instructor will provide plenty of fun on board, as well as lots of opportunities to learn the basic sailing skills necessary for sailing on cruising vessels.
After completion of this course you will have a basic knowledge of yachting that will provide more confidence when you head out on the water as a member of the crew. You will have learnt basic knowledge of the syllabus topics and will feel that you can start using this knowledge on board.
You might decide to use your knowledge and get more involved in local sailing as a member of the crew on small yachts or keelboats, or enjoy cruising with friends or family with a bit more knowledge under your belt.
While you’re out cruising the waters of the Sunshine Coast, and under the guidance of our expert RYA instructors, you will learn the basics regarding the following course syllabus topics and more:
- The yacht
- Rules of the road
- Man overboard recovery
- Clothing and equipment
- Emergency equipment and precautions
The RYA Start Yachting course is the perfect course to start to learn to sail on cruising yachts. If you have more time, you can go directly to the RYA Competent Crew course and spend a full five days on the water learning the basics and finishing as a competent member of crew.
Click below to view the detailed course syllabus for RYA Start Yachting:
SLEEPING & EATING
Accommodation: Accommodation is on-board our yachts as you spend time out sailing the beautiful locations that we frequent. You have the option of your Own Space or Own Cabin.
Food and Dietary: Food is included in the price of the course, aside from one evening meal ashore at a local yacht club or restaurant. We will accommodate your dietary preferences including gluten free, vegan/vegetarian, lactose free, etc. You will receive a link to nominate your dietary preferences shortly after booking in for the course.