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Course Details:

Course provided by Pacific Sailing School
Located at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.
Student Instructor ratio: 1 to 5
Courses Duration: 2 day residential course
Course certificate and materials included


RYA Start Yachting

  • Duration: 2 Day residential course or can be included with our 5 day course
  • Recommended Previous Experience: None
  • Course Overview: Steering a yacht, sail handling, rope-work and safety
  • Ability after course: Basic Knowledge of yachting.

Good preparation for a sailing holiday in the Whitsundays

RYA Start Yachting is the course to get you started and hooked on sailing. Our friendly sailing instructors will will make sure this weekend is heaps of fun and we bet you can’t wait to go sailing again. We will ensure that you are comfortable and at ease aboard before you set sail.

By the end of your first weekend you will have accomplished a new appreciation for the wind in the sails. You will be able to helm, speak the language and be able to tie some knots.

Going about and running with the wind will be easy and we hope that you will be bitten by the ‘sailing bug’ too and start to work less and sail more. This course is ideal as a gift experience, please call us to arrange a gift voucher.

Holders of an RYA Start Yachting certificate can obtain a RYA Competent Crew certificate by completing a further two weekends of the RYA Competent Crew course.