Have you wanted to sail on a yacht but unsure whether you'll like it? This course lets you come out with us over a weekend to experience the stress relief, exhilaration and enjoyment of this supremely pleasurable activity. There's no pressure involved, the course is designed to teach you the basics yachting; you can use the weekend to see if you would like to go on and gain qualifications or simply chill out and use it as a great experience.
A normal weekend will entail:
Join the yacht on Friday evening, meet the other clients & have a short safety brief from your skipper
Move the yacht a short distance from our school's harbour base to a nearby marina at Torquay or Brixham
Have your evening meal onboard & step ashore for a beer and then enjoy a good night's sleep on our comfortable yacht
Next day we have a few more briefings and then go sailing for the day
Arrive for Saturday evening in one of the many stunning local harbours such as Dartmouth, Dittisham or Salcombe
Sunday after breakfast - sail back to base and head for home by about 4 p.m (reluctantly!)
Prices for the weekend are £210 per person and include food, accommodation on the yacht and all boat expenses such as berthing fees and fuel. We have a maximum of 5 people on the yacht during this weekend course but we can cater for bigger groups if you would like to exclusively charter the yacht - prices for charter are surprisingly low
The RYA Start Yachting can form part of a Competent Crew course if you decide to go on and gain further experience and qualifications.
Would like to give this a try but don't want to share the yacht, take a look at our skippered charter prices starting at £750 for the weekend