Sailing school
Sailing School

Start Yachting - 243 per person

This weekend course provides the basic seamanship skills required for cruising and is delivered onboard one of our modern yachts. By Sunday you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, rope work and safety on the water in a fun filled environment.
There is no need to book separate accommodation as you will be staying on board our yacht, which offers comfortable accommodation for 4/5 students and your RYA instructor. The weekend course price also includes your breakfast, lunch and supper on board.

Friday Evening

Meet your Instructor and fellow crew members at Neyland Marina. Over the crews first supper together your instructor will explain the weather forecast and tidal conditions for the weekend and discuss the course itinerary. Before jumping into sleeping bags for a good nights rest, you may wish to explore the marina facilities and pop into one of the local hostelries.

Saturday & Sunday

The boat orientation allows you to familiarise yourself with all with the working parts of a sailing vessel from stem to stern. Your instructor will take you through the aspects of sea safety and safety equipment. Each crew member will be carefully considered and fitted with all required safety gear. Now the sailing begins. Destinations and itineraries vary depending on weather and tidal conditions. A typical weekend will included an overnight stay in a lovely anchorage or harbour and exploring the Pembrokeshire waterways. Many of our students manage to capture some of our famous wildlife found around our shores from dolphins, seals, puffins and other rare seabirds. Check out our gallery board for some of our student experiences.

On completing the weekend course and receiving your Start Yachting certificate you can easily upgrade to a Competent Crew certificate by completing a further three day or two weekends of the Competent Crew course. Returning to Pembrokeshire Cruising to upgrade your RYA certificates entitles you to a 5% discount on course prices.

Before you arrive

No pre-course experience or knowledge is required for the Start Yachting Practical. And there is no need to go splashing out on the latest sailing gear, as we provided all the necessary wet weather garments and required safety equipment. A pair of waterproof gloves and a snugly fitting hat would be a good investment though. On arrival you can purchase your RYA Cruising Log Book which will be signed off by your instructor and be your personal log of sea miles and sailing experience you have gained.

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Course duration: One 2day Weekend

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