Reach 4 the Wind Competent Crew
Reach 4 the Wind Competent Crew
Welcome to Reach 4 the Wind
Welcome to Reach 4 the Wind

RYA Start Yachting Course

A short introduction to sailing for complete beginners.



One Weekend - Maximum 5 students per course


Previous Experience Required




The course provides a short introduction to Sail Cruising. During the weekend we will aim to visit many of the Solent’s anchorages and marinas and, if weather allows, maybe a little beyond. By the end of the course you will have experienced living on-board, steering the yacht, sailing handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board

We will cover:  

  • The yacht - stowing of gear, safety in the galley, engine, water systems and sea toilets.
  • Safety at sea - flares, man overboard drill, life jackets and safety lines, gas and fire precautions and on deck safety.
  • Basic seamanship - boat handling, both under sail and power, sail handling, mooring techniques and rope handling.
  • Basic rules of the road and basic Meteorology

Details of the syllabus can be found in the RYA publication “Sail Cruising and Yachtmaster Scheme” G158.

Holders of the Start Yachting certificate can obtain the RYA Competent Crew certificate by completing a further two weekends of the Competent Crew course.

Dates and Availability


Tel +44 (0) 7831431197

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