RYA Start Yachting

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RYA Start Yachting

Curious about sailing? Then this is an ideal course to find out what it is all about. No previous experience is required, just enthusiasm. By the end of the course, you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and will be aware of safety on board.

We run the course as either a short break or as part of an ashore-aboard holiday, getting the opportunity to explore the Breton way of life.

  • Course Overview: An introduction to sailing for complete beginners
  • Previous experience required: None
  • Assumed Knowledge: None
  • Minimum Age: None (Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent.)
  • Ability after the course: Basic knowledge of yachting.
  • What next – go on to complete your Competent Crew course in just 3 or 4 days.

Price 300€ per person including vat


  • 2 days and 1 night on board
  • Duvet, pillow, bedding and towels*
  • Quality home-cooked food using local producers (where possible)
  • Breakfast, lunches and evening meals aboard.
  • A selection of wet weather gear. (S / M / L / XL)
  • Certificate on successful completion
  • Mooring / Berthing Fees
  • Fuel

*Please contact us for updates during COVID.

Not included:

  • Personal Insurance
  • Travel arrangements

Please contact us for dates and availability

RYA Start Yachting Syllabus