RYA Start Yachting

RYA Start Yachting Course

The RYA Start Yachting Course is a 2-day practical course for people looking to try sailing for the first time.  The course is a great introduction to sailing and seamanship and will give you a basic knowledge of how to steer a yacht, hoist sails, handle ropes and boat etiquette.

These early stages of learning to sail can often be the most important, and Ondeck will give you firm foundations and confidence on which you can build your knowledge and experience.

This course is more commonly taken as a private course to allow for flexibility in our schedules.

The online RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course is an ideal partner for this course and can be completed before you arrive to ensure you get even more from the course.

Please click here to see the progression of RYA Sailing Practical Courses and the recommended path for both theory and practical courses.

The RYA Start Yachting Course also counts towards your RYA Competent Crew Certificate quota, so you only have to complete a further 3 days to achieve it.

Course Dates and Prices We generally run this as a private/whole boat course at $1850 for up to 5 students.

Dates are available upon request, please call the office or use the 'Contact Us!' button on the right to get in touch.


Duration:  2 days No. Students to Instructor: Max 5:1 but less is fine
Previous Experience: None Minimum Age: 16 or any age if with parent/guardian
Locations: Antigua Dates: All Year Please Call