Start Yachting

Start Yachting

An introduction to yachts and sailing – this course is suitable for students who have no previous knowledge of sailing and may never have set foot on-board a yacht before.

Over 2 days you will gain knowledge and have hands-on experience of crewing on board a modern sailing yacht. You will learn new skills such as handling and trimming sails which will necessitate the correct usage of cleats, jammers and winches as well as how to coil and stow ropes, lines and warps.

Learning how to steer (helm) the yacht under the propulsion of both sail and power is fun and can be quite demanding but is also an essential skill that improves with practice and you’ll get plenty of that.

Safe working practices are paramount on board so we will help you develop a good awareness of these along with usage and deployment procedures for emergency equipment and actions to be taken during a man overboard recovery.

You will also learn the importance of keeping a good “watch” (lookout) at sea and keeping an eye on the weather.

By the end of the course you will have a good basic knowledge of yachts and sailing

Price: € 375.00

Pre-Requisites:

  • No previous sailing experience necessary.
  • No minimum age (under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult)

What’s included:

  • Accommodation on board your yacht to include bedding and towels
  • Breakfasts, lunches and snacks
  • Berthing Fees & Fuel
  • Loan of wet weather gear
  • Use of a life jacket, harness and all safety equipment

What’s not Included:

  • Evening meals eaten ashore

Duration:

  • 2 days