Start Yachting

Course information



2 days

Start Yachting

Start Yachting is a short introduction to sailing for complete beginners. It’s a 2-day course with a relaxed schedule that will give you a taste of what yachting is about and whether you’d enjoy it.

You’ll sail to another pretty port in the Saronic Gulf and spend the night on board, experiencing what it’s like to sleep in a yacht cabin. Children in particular love this.

If you take the course during the summer months you’ll anchor for lunch each day and enjoy the freedom of being able to swim from your own yacht in the crystal clear blue water.

What You’ll Learn

By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, rope work, using the anchor, and you’ll be aware of the main safety procedures on board.

Holders of the Start Yachting certificate can go on to complete the Competence Crew course in a reduced time of three days or two weekends.

We run this course on demand, normally over a weekend. Unfortunately we can usually only offer the 2-day course as a private course for groups or families, not for individuals.

Easier Option For 5-Day Course

If you’re unsure about how much sailing you want to join in, it’s possible to book to take the Start Yachting course on one of our normal 5-day sailing trips, rather than Competent Crew. This may be suitable if it’s your partner who is really keen to take up yachting but you’d prefer to spend most of your time sunbathing, or if you have children who want to learn a little but not too much. Contact us for options and availability.

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