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RYA Start Yachting Course | West Cork | Ireland
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RYA Start Yachting

RYA Start Yachting is a taster course aimed at the complete novice who would like to try sailing for the first time.

RYA Start Yachting - West Cork - Ireland

In our luxury yacht on West Cork’s stunning bays, you’ll become familiar with the basic principles of sailing, and gain practical skills and experience under the supervision of our friendly, expert instructors.

The emphasis is on fun and enjoyment, and the course equips you to tackle Competent Crew and other RYA-approved courses.

As a novice experience living on board our yacht Merlin. 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.

During the course you will cover approximately 60 miles in the beautiful West Cork.

Suggested pre-course experience:

None..

Assumed Knowledge:

None..


  • €480 Per person

    Mixed courses

    Meet and enjoy the course with other enthusiasts with your instructor. We run this course with an absolute maximum of 5 people. The focus is to help you develop your skills.

    Includes

    • 1 nights accommodation on board
    • 2 days tuition
    • All on board food and drink for breakfast and lunch
    • Marina fees and diesel

    Does not include

    • Food and drink ashore
    • Flights and transfers
    • Travel and medical insurance

    Duration

    • 2 Days
    €1,680 Whole yacht exclusive

    Exclusive courses

    If you prefer to take a course with just yourselves on board, then you can rent the whole yacht and instructor with up to 5 students. You can have a mixture of any courses and people who just want to sail without taking a course.

    Includes

    • 1 nights accommodation on board
    • 2 days tuition
    • All on board food and drink
    • Marina fees and diesel

    Does not include

    • Food and drink ashore
    • Flights and transfers
    • Travel and medical insurance

    Duration

    • 2 Days
  • The Yacht

    • Basic knowledge of nautical terms, parts of a yacht, rigging and sails.

    Ropework

    • Ability to tie the following knots:

    1. figure of eight
    2. round turn and two half hitches
    3. bowline

    Underway

    • Has experienced sailing a yacht on all points of sail.

    • Can steer a yacht under sail or power.

    Rules of the Road

    • Can keep an efficient look out at sea.

    Meteorology

    • Knows where to obtain a weather forecast.

    Man Overboard (MOB) Recovery

    • Understands the action to be taken to recover a MOB.

    Clothing and Equipment

    • Understands and complies with the rules for the wearing of safety harnesses’.

    • Lifejackets and personal buoyancy aids.

    Emergency Equipment and Precautions

    • Is aware of hazards on board a yacht.

    • Knows the action to be taken in the event of an emergency.

  • Please contact us for course dates.

    Bookings are subject to our standard Terms & Conditions


Next Step: After completing the Start Yachting practical course it is really important to consolidate what you have learnt by completing some more sea miles. This could be achieved by joining us for a 3 Day Wild Atlantic Way cruise or just come along for another week or weekend of refresher/consolidation training. Following this you should look to join the RYA Competent Crew course.

Carbery Sailing specialises in beginner's sailing and Fast Track RYA Day Skipper courses. We also undertake adventure sailing cruises on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, Ocean Passages to Spain, Madeira, the Azores and the Canaries on a Hallberg-Rassy 46.


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