| | | |

RYA Start Yachting Syllabus

The RYA Sart Yachting Course is taught on board a sail cruising yacht of 7 – 15 metres in length. It gives you a short introduction to sailing cruising and is perfect for novices.

You will experience steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework, and be aware of safety on board.

You require no pre-course experience.

The course is taken as 2 days and is a residential course.

Minimum age is 8.

RYA Start Yachting Syllabus

1. The Yacht

Knowledge of

  • Sea terms: Parts of a boat, her rigging and sails

2. Ropework


  • The bowline


  • Tie the following knots: Figure of eight; Round turn and two half hitches
  • Secure a rope to a cleat
  • Use winches and jamming cleats

3. Under way

Knowledge of

  • Sailing a yacht on all points of sail


  • Steer a yacht under sail or power

4. Rules of the Road


  • Keep an efficient lookout at sea

5. Meteorology


  • Where to obtain a weather forecast

6. Man Overboard Recovery


  • The action to be taken as crew to recover a man overboard
  • The effects of cold-water shock on a casualty

7. Clothing and Equipment


  • Good practice for the wearing of safety harnesses, life jackets and personal buoyancy aids

8. Emergency Equipment and Precautions


  • Hazards on board a yacht
  • Actions to be taken in the event of an emergency

Get in touch

Office hours

Mo - Fr 9.30 - 16.30
Sa 10.00 - 14.00

Out of office contact

Mobile 0034 628 478 400


Edifico Antiguo Varadero
Bloque D No 15 - 2nd Planta
35571 Puerto Calero Marina
Lanzarote - Canary Islands


Email stephanie@endeavour-sailing.co.uk
Phone 0034 928 849 670
Mobile 0034 628 478 400

Request a call back Send us your phone number and we'll call you!
The Name is required
The Phone is required
Thank you. We have got your request. We will contact you as soon as possible.