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RYA Start Yachting Practical Course

Client:     Beginners to Sail Cruising

Dates:     TBD

Info:       Two day live aboard.

The RYA Start Yachting course is a live-aboard 2 day course, intended as a short introduction to sailing for complete beginners.  By the end of the 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 Competence Crew course in a reduced time of three days.

During the course, we cover the following topics:

  1. The yacht
  2. ropework
  3. underway
  4. rules of the road
  5. man overboard recovery
  6. clothing and equipment
  7. emergency equipment and precautions
  8. meteorology

No experience necessary.  After the course, you will have a basic knowledge of Yachting.

On successful completion of your RYA Start Yachting course your name, certificate number and date of issue will be stored for up to 5 years. This information allows us to verify or replace your certificate if required.

Fees and Booking

Price $550.00.

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If you need a room before and after the course, we have negotiated a special Discovery Sailing room rate for your convenience.   If you would like to book a room using our Discovery rate (20% discount), please call or email Jeff Green at 902-627-3361 or at jeff.green@oakislandresort.ca.

“Captain Yoda; I am already sad that the week is over. I wish I could sail under your tutelage for a month at least! It was one of the best experiences of my life. Thank you for your commitment to a positive learning environment, devotion to developing new sailors, your never ending energy (?!) and the sharing of your passion with a greenhorn like myself. Until anon, DM”


D.M., Day Skipper Student