A short introduction to Sail Cruising for complete beginners. By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, rope work and be aware of safety aboard.
Introduction to the parts of a yacht, nautical terms, ropework, basic sailing skills, the rules of the road, man overboard recovery, clothing and equipment, emergency equipment and precautions.
Minimum age: None (those under 18 must be accompanied by parent or responsible adult)
Maximum Student to Instructor ratio: 5:1
Minimum number of Students required to run a course: 3
Method of assessment: Continual assessment by your Instructor, no test or exam.
Ability after the course: Basic knowledge of yachting.
Certificate awarded at end of course: RYA Start Yachting
Holders of the Start Yachting certificate can go on to complete the Competent Crew course in a reduced time of three days or two weekends.
Required pre-course experience
Course Duration: 2 days
Course Price: €710
Price includes all tuition, accommodation on a school yacht, meals when at sea, fuel, mooring fees, use of wet weather gear, study materials, bedding, towels and Greek VAT at the appropriate rate.