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RYA Start Yachting Weekend ID: SY1W

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  • £209 - £995

  • Available: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • 2 days


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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Overview & What's Included

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.

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  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

What To Bring & FAQs

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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ScotSail Largs Yacht Haven Irvine Road, Largs North Ayrshire, KA30 8EZ, Largs, United Kingdom

Key Features

  • Free 24hr Secure Parking
  • Free Wifi Onboard*
  • 2 Days/Nights Fri-Sun
  • Private Cabin For Couples
  • Mix Different Course Types With Friends
  • Flexible Course Option
  • All Safety Equipment Included
  • Waterproof Hire Available On-Site
  • Ideal For Beginners!
  • Toilets/Showers On Board
  • Comfy, Warm Cabins!
  • Max 5 Per Yacht
  • Explore Scottish Islands
  • On-Board Heating
  • Private Groups Available (5)
  • Complete Competent Crew 2 Further Weekends
  • £49 Refundable Deposit To Reserve. Balance due 28 days prior.
  • Balance Due 28 Days Prior
  • Financially Protected
Package (Slide if viewing on smartphone) From To Standard Price
Individual Book Now > 04-03-2017 17-12-2017 £ 209 per person
Couples (£418) Book Now > 04-03-2017 17-12-2017 £ 398 total price
Private Group (5) (WAS £1045) Book Now > 04-03-2017 17-12-2017 £ 995 total price

Start / Finish / Info

  • Check-in

    Fridays From 630pm, Largs Yacht Haven, KA30 8EZ

  • Check-out

    Sundays From c.3pm, Largs Yacht Haven, KA30 8EZ

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          Booking terms

          £49pp Refundable deposit to reserve. You can cancel for a full refund of anything paid, or change dates, at any time up to 28 days prior. You can amend your booking within this time also if you can give us enough notice.


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