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Learn to sail with a Start Yachting taster weekend course

The RYA Start Yachting Course is a 2 day practical sailing course aimed at absolute beginners who would like to try sailing for the first time. If you have never been on a yacht before or if you want to brush up on your skills Start Yachting is the ideal course. You will get a chance to steer, handle sails and be part of the crew all in the sheltered waters of Conwy Bay and The Menai Straits. The course starts at Deganwy Marina and you will spend the weekend sailing around the local area visiting ports and harbours such as Beaumaris, Menai Bridge and Port Dinorwic. You will sleep on board the yacht either in one of the local harbours or maybe lying to an anchor. Your meals will be provided on board and will be accompanied by a glass of wine and prepared from locally sourced food. You can shower on board exactly as you do at home.

We hope that this RYA course will give you a taste to do more sailing and further your skills and experience. You will be awarded a Start Yachting certificate for completing this course. The 2 days can count towards the RYA Competent Crew Course, you can take a further 2 weekends to complete the Competent Crew syllabus. You will then be able to progress on to the RYA Day Skipper theory and Day Skipper practical courses.

Richard, our experienced RYA instructor is most used to having beginners on board and whilst teaching you sailing skills and safety on board a sailing yacht will place a big emphasis on having fun and enjoying all aspects of sailing including going ashore!.

This course can be done as any of our 2 plus 3 RYA Courses, simply choose which days you wish to join and give us a call or email.