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Port Solent Sailing School

RYA Start Yachting

Highlights

  • Excellent wreck and reef diving
  • A stunning beach for each day of the year
  • Blue water sailing in steady trade winds

Overview

Prometheus’ two-day RYA Start Yachting course provides a short beginners’ introduction to sailing and requires no previous sailing experience. This practical course is a great way to get a feel for sailing and will teach you the fundamentals of how to steer a yacht under power, raise the sails, and handle ropes. It also imparts awareness of safety on board and instructs students in the man-overboard manoeuvre.

On completion, the RYA Start Yachting course awards a qualification counting towards the RYA Competent Crew qualification for those who wish to take their sailing further.

Course information

What’s included: 2 nights’ accommodation on board the yacht. Breakfast and lunch on board. Certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

Where to take this course with Prometheus

Where to take this course with Prometheus

Portsmouth, UK

Why take this course with Prometheus?

The Prometheus Start Yachting course has been designed for beginners looking to gain an introduction to the basics of sailing. As sailors ourselves, we understand that your first sailing course, together with the early stages of learning, is one of the most important steps on your yachting journey. Therefore, the Start Yachting course has been designed to give you the very best foundations for those with no experience.

Upcoming course dates

Please email learn@prometheus-sailing.co.uk or call us on 02394 350 505 for availability.

Start Yachting course syllabus 

The yacht
Ropework
Underway
Rules of the road
Meteorology
Man overboard recovery
Clothing and equipment
Emergency equipment and precautions

Booking a Start Yachting course

Please email learn@prometheus-sailing.co.uk or call us on 02394 350 505 for availability.


3-day Start Yachting Follow On course

If you wish to continue further you can join the 3-day Start Yachting Follow On course to complete the RYA Competent Crew course and receive your RYA Competent Crew certificate. By the end of the course you will be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day duties on board.

Course information

Cass size: 5:1 maximum ratio

What’s included: 3 nights’ accommodation on board the yacht. Breakfast and lunch on board. Certificate (Competent Crew) upon successful completion of the course.

Booking a 3-day follow on course

Please email learn@prometheus-sailing.co.uk with the course type, dates you would like to do and how many people will be completing the course for current availability. Or call us on 02394 350 505. Thank you.

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