RYA Start Yachting to Learn to Sail!

The RYA Start Yachting sailing course is a short introduction for complete beginners, running over two days. By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board. Runs over two days, staying onboard overnight. £212-£236 per person, see below for details.

We aim to run a Start Yachting course on the first weekend of every month with a three day top up to RYA Competent Crew the following weekend. You can book your three day top up at our RYA Competent Crew page.

We also offer RYA Start Yachting as Teen sails exclusively for 13-17yr olds.

“I couldn’t recommend the Sail Boat Project enough. I’ve completed two courses so far, next steps are Day Skipper theory and Day Skipper practical thank you so much guys for everything you’ve done for me.” – Gemma

“A fantastic skipper. He has a very calm, supportive and nurturing style of tuition and is clearly very knowledgable. Being new to yachting, his approach made me feel very at ease.” – Tom

Courses run from Itchenor in Chichester harbour.

Prices are £240 May-September, or £215 March-April and October, inclusive of food onboard, visitor moorings and wet weather gear.

Assumed knowledge: None

Ability after course: A basic knowledge of yachting

You can upgrade your RYA Start Yachting to RYA Competent Crew with three further days, or two weekends.

Frequently asked questions

Please see our FAQ for tips on what to bring and what to expect.

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If you want to talk to one of our instructors or have a more general enquiry either call (+44) 07576 248 348 or fill in the form below.
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