RYA Start Yachting

RYA Start Yachting

Join us on board one of our training yachts for this exciting introduction to yachting. You will experience the thrill of being on the open water helming a yacht in the bay of Gibraltar.  Possibly even on an intercontinental trip across the Straits of Gibraltar to the tiny Spanish enclave of Ceuta on the African continent.  Here you will have the opportunity to explore ashore and sample a typical Moroccan restaurant or authentic Spanish Tapas.  Accommodation is included onboard the yacht in the marina, or you may prefer to stay ashore in a hotel (at your cost).  This a 2 day course starting and finishing in Queensway Quay Marina, Gibraltar.

What to expect:

A brief introduction to sailing for complete beginners.  You'll achieve a basic undertanding of the yacht, ropework, rules of the road, man overboard recovery, clothing and equipment, emergency equipment and precautions and meteorology.

What's included?

  • Accommodation onboard throughout the course
  • Lunch and refreshments 
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Bedding and towels
  • Safety equipment
  • Mooring fees
  • All charts and publications
  • A jolly good Instructor!
  • Fun!

On successful completion you'll be awarded the RYA Start Yachting certificate.

Experience required:

None – just a sense of humour and a desire to learn how to sail!

Course schedule:

Starts: 09:30 Saturday at Queensway Quay Marina, Gibraltar (accommodation provided on board Friday night if required)

Ends: 16:30 Sunday at Queensway Quay Marina, Gibraltar 

This is a 2 day course. 

Joining Instructions for RYA Start Yachting

Course cost:  

Low Season (1st November - 31st March):  £199

High Season (1st April - 31st October): £225

How to book:

It's easy!  Just select the course date you want below.  Click on book, confirm that this is the course and date that you want and then complete your details on our secure online booking system.  A 25% deposit is all that's needed, with the balance payable 30 days before your course starts. 

What's next?

On completion of this course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board.  Holders of the Start Yachting certificate can go on to complete the Competent Crew course in a reduced time of 3 days. 

Once you’ve completed the RYA Competent Crew course, the perfect next step is our RYA Day Skipper Fast Track course which will allow you to charter and skipper yachts all around the world!

Note: If you already know that you love sailing and have longer term ambitions, you might want to consider our Novice to RYA Day Skipper programme, which offers the RYA Competent Crew, RYA Day Skipper Theory and RYA Day Skipper practical courses in one 14 day experience.

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Have a Question?

If you have any questions please email us or call on +44 7925 784407 or see our Frequently Asked Questions.