The RYA Start Yachting Weekend Practical Sailing Course and Experience is designed for those interested to see if yacht cruising is a hobby for them, to get a partner or the family more interested, and for those considering training further so they can charter bareboat or flotilla in the UK / Mediterrean / Worldwide.
No prior boating experience is required &
you don't need to buy any specialist clothing or gear.
This RYA sailing lesson is also designed as a weekend yachting break for individuals, couples or families, with plenty of opportunities to get lots of 'hands-on' steering-time and learning essential skills at sea - an official RYA Course Completion Certificate is also included, and you can go on to complete the full RYA Competent Crew Course in just a further two weekends, as this weekend formally counts as your first Certificate in the RYA Sail Cruising Scheme.
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It's 2 Days/Nights Fri/Sat/Sun with check-in from 1830hrs on Fridays at Largs Yacht Haven, KA30 8EZ (Map) returning on Sunday for around 1500hrs.
Up to 5 yachts are operating every single weekend, with a max of 5 per yacht, less than the normal maximum overnight capacity of 8.
All on board meals, snacks & drinks are included, as well as all safety equipment & lifejackets, 2 Nights Accommodation, RYA Training and your RYA Certificate. All our yachts are modern, safe, clean, comfy, heated and with 1, 2 or 3 toilets / shower rooms or 'heads', according to capacity.
Check-In / Arrival is from 1830hrs on Fridays, and you will spend 2 nights on-board with us, with one or both nights spent away at an island mooring, bay anchorage or at one of the many village marinas in the Firth of Clyde & Islands sailing area. You can expect to sail between 20-40nm, and perhaps even have the opportunity to sail at dusk or some night sailing!
If booking more than one person, each can choose do different course-levels on the same yacht, if desired.
Couples will always get a private cabin and male / female individuals will always have their own designated sleeping and storage areas on board too. There is free secure parking with intercom access, CCTV and 24hr manned marina security patrols.
|1. The Yacht||6. Meteorology|
|2. Ropework||7. Man Over-Board|
|3. Underway||8. Clothing & Equipment|
|4. Rules of the Road||9. Victualling|
|5. Meterology||10. Emergency Procedures|
No Previous Experience Necessary
Bring a medium-sized hold-all style bag, a range of normal clothing for warm and cold, hat, sunglasses, trainers / welly-boots, a towel, toiletries, sleeping bag & pillow, mobile phone / tablet / camera & chargers, and bring some spending / pocket money should you and your crew choose to visit specific marinas / restaurants / shoreside activities etc.
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Fridays From 630pm, Largs Yacht Haven, KA30 8EZ
Sundays From c.3pm, Largs Yacht Haven, KA30 8EZ
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