Training under the RYA program in Montenegro for both beginners and experienced sailors.

Start Yachting

A short introduction to sailing for complete beginners. 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 Competent Crew course in a reduced time of three days or two weekends.

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. 

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.


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


What's Included

  • Breakfast & Lunch every day of the course.

  • 1 Nights accommodation on board the training yacht

  • Use of life jackets

  • Marina fees

  • Fuel for the duration of the course

  • Exclusive School T-shirt

  • Clean Bed Linen and towels


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