RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper Sailing and PowerBoat Courses in Scotland from ScotSail

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RYA Start Yachting Weekend Sailing Course / Break

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The RYA Start Yachting Weekend Sailing Course is a short introduction to sailing for complete beginners or just as a weekend sailing break.  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 full RYA Competent Crew Certification in just a further two weekends!

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1. The Yacht

2. Ropework

3. Underway

4. Rules of the Road

5. Meteorology

6. Man Overboard Recovery

7. Clothing & Equipment

8. Emergency Equipment & Precautions



a) Basic knowledge of sea terms, parts of a boat, her rigging and sails.
b) Ability to tie the following knots: figure of eight, round turn and two half-hitches, bowline.
c) Securing a rope to a cleat.
d) Use of winches and jamming cleats.
e) Has experienced sailing a yacht on all points of sail.
f) Can steer a yacht under sail or power.
g) Can keep an efficient lookout at sea.


h) Knows where to obtain a weather forecast.
i) Understands the action to be taken to recover a man overboard.
j) Understands and complies with the rules for the wearing of safety harnesses, lifejackets and personal buoyancy aids.
k) Is aware of of hazards on board a yacht.
l) Knows the action to be taken in the event of an emergency.




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What does it include?


2 Nights' / Full Board (Sat/Sun)


@ 1800hrs


@ 1500hrs



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(*Discounted to £175pp for 5 or more persons).

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One of the great advantages of a ScotSail Course or Experience, is that you and your crew can choose where you want to go. Getting involved in the decision making process is vital and really is all part of the fun. You and your crew have the power, with your Course/Experience Instructor, to decide where you will go. This decision will of course be taken according to the dictates of the weather, course / experience requirements and other factors - perhaps you've always wanted to buy the famous Isle of Arran Cheese, acquire luxury perfumes and soaps from Arran Aromatics, sample fresh fish and chips on the Isle of Bute or eat locally caught salmon in a restaurant in Tarbert?
A typical course or experience, be it a week or a weekend sailing, will entail leaving our centre at Largs Yacht Haven and engaging in sailing activities and training during the day, whilst en route to a destination. You will likely cover many tens of miles up to 100+ miles per week, and you will also have the opportunity to participate in a 4-hour night sail.

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(NB: Check-In is on Friday Evenings @ 1800hrs)



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