RYA Start Yachting

Southern Cross Yachting Manly BrisbaneNever set foot on a yacht before but want to have a go? Then Start Yachting is the course for you.


Duration: 2 x 1 days or 1 weekend

Previous experience required: None.

Course content:  Conducted on board one of our approved training yachts, this course will not only teach you the basics of sailing yachts, it will whet your appetite for more! The 2 days of this course also count towards the RYA Competent Crew Course.

You will learn to steer the yacht and work the sails as you sail the boat around beautiful Moreton Bay. The course teaches ropes & knots, how to work the sails and winches, steering and using the compass and safety on board. Students also gain some knowledge of charts and what the buoys and beacons mean. At the end of the course, not only will you understand the basics of yachting; you will be awarded a certificate from the Southern Cross School of Yachting to prove it!

The course can be taken as 2 one-day courses (not necessarily consecutive) or as a weekend away with the yacht spending the night at anchor and enjoying the delights of some night sailing. The one-day course includes light snacks and drinks, but we ask you to bring your lunch.   The weekend course includes meals and accommodation onboard.  At the Southern Cross School of Yachting we teach sailing in the simplest and most enjoyable way possible so you will not only learn more, you will have a great time doing it!

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