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Start Sailing

Training sail cruisingA short introduction to sailing for complete beginners.

By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety 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.

Pre-course experience


Assumed knowledge


Minimum duration

2 days

Minimum age


Course content

Steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework, safety on board

Ability after course

Basic knowledge of yachting. Reduces the time needed to complete the Competent Crew course

Price per person

€300 Euros


Sail Cruising

If living on board, cruising the coast or sailing offshore appeals to you, why not give sail cruising a go?

Power Boat

Learn close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations.

Navigation and Seamanship Theory

A series or shorebased courses to complement our training on the water.

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