23 Marieville Esp, Sandy Bay TAS 7005  03 6223 1977

RYA Start Yachting Course

This is a two day introduction to sailing for complete beginners. By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, rope-work and will be aware of safety on board.
Holders of the Start Yachting certificate can go on to complete the Competent Crew course in a reduced time of an additional three days.


This course assumes that you have no prior knowledge of sailing.


This course covers basics of the yacht, rope-work, getting underway, rules of the road, man overboard recovery, clothing and equipment, emergency equipment and precautions, and meteorology.


To gain the RYA Start Yachting certificate requires attending a 2 day course, which is normally run over a weekend. This course can also be ran on demand for groups of 3-4 students on weekdays and weekends.


You will need to bring warm clothing, thermals, spray jacket, nonmarking shoes, sailing gloves, hat, beanie and sun block. An inflatable PFD yoke and harness is provided.

Find out more

For more information about this course please contact Jo at the DSS Office;
Phone 03 6223 1977 | email sailtrain@dssinc.org.au