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Start Yachting

Designed for students who have never sailed or don't have a lot of experience

From 600 Euros

Start Yachting

This two-day course is a great introduction to
sailing for complete beginners.

From 600 Euros

The ratio of student to instructor is Max 4:1 (usually 3:1)

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Pre Course Requirements

The RYA Start Yachting course was designed for students with no experience, therefore there are no formal course requirements.

Our advice is to pick up the RYA Competent Crew Handbook and have a stress free read through so you are familiar with some of the vocabulary used on yachts.

*All sailing courses will require that you are in physically good shape. 

Pre Course Requirements

What to Bring

Sailors are exposed to the elements and must always be prepared for 4 seasons. Due to limited storage on board, we always recommend you bring lightweight clothing to suit all possible weather scenarios. Key things to bring include;

  • Sun Protection 

  • Sun Glasses 

  • Boat Friendly Shoes

  • Passport 

  • Shorts & T-shirts 

  • Light Trousers 

  • Bathing Equipment 

  • Lightweight Jumper or Jacket 

  • Personal Care Equipment (Shampoo, Deodorant, prescription Medicines)

  • Anti Sea Sickness Tablets - especially if not an experienced sailor.

What To Bring
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Course Syllabus

The RYA Start Yachting course is a 2-day course that starts at 0930 and finishes at 1800 on day one, with the second day starting at 0930 and finishing at 1630.


The Course Syllabus includes:

  • Parts of the yacht 

  • Ropework

  • Underway

  • Rules of the road 

  • Man overboard recovery 

  • Clothing and equipment 

  • Emergency equipment and precautions

  • Meteorology

*Start and Finish Location: Marbella

Course Syllabus

What's Included

600 Euros inclusive of;

  • Breakfast & Lunch for the duration of the course.

  • 1 nights accommodation onboard the training yacht

  • Use of life jackets

  • Marina fees

  • Fuel for the duration of the course

  • Clean Bed Linen and towels

What´s Included
Post Course

Post Course

After being awarded with your Start Yachting Certificate on completion of the course, you will be ready to take on the 5 days Competent Crew course in a reduced time of 3 days or 2 weekends. 

See Our Full Range Of Courses

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Marbella Sailing School is not just about being out on the water. Part of the RYA curriculum includes theory-based courses and vital skill training including First Aid & VHF Courses.

View all of our practical courses right here. Take to the sea and discover the joys of yachting while learning from experienced instructors who will make sure you learn & most importantly, have a good time.

For those looking to go from Zero to Hero, look no further than our Fast Track programs. Each one individually designed for your needs, whether it be for Charter or Professional work within the maritime industry.

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