RYA START YACHTING COURSE

Prior experience required : None
Minimum age : None
Duration : 2 days
Number of students : Minimum 3 / Maximum 5

Training takes place on one of our L34s in Langebaan, on the picturesque Langebaan Lagoon. This course provides a short introduction to sail cruising for novices.

Holders of a RYA Start Yachting certificate can obtain a RYA Competent Crew certificate by completing a further 3 days of the 5-day Competent Crew course at a discounted price.

Who is it for?

If you are you curious to know what it feels like to sail on a yacht, like adventure or want to learn the basics to see if you want to do further sail training, then this course is for you.

Ability after course

By the end of the course students will have the experience of steering a yacht, sail handling, rope-work and be aware of safety on board.

 

Course material

Each student receives the following which is yours to keep after the course:

  • Complimentary Atlantic Yachting Cap
  • Complimentary Atlantic Yachting T-Shirt
  • Complimentary Atlantic Yachting Log Book

Our training includes the following:

  • Training manuals (on loan or for sale)
  • Foul weather gear (on loan)

Syllabus

This course introduces the students to the following fundamental topics necessary to be able to steer a yacht:

  1. The yacht
  2. Rope-work
  3. Underway
  4. Rules of the Road
  5. Meteorology
  6. Man overboard recovery
  7. clothing and equipment
  8. Emergency equipment and precautions

 

Qualification obtained

RYA Start Yachting certificate

 

Course dates & fees

COURSE DATES

The course is presented throughout the year. Please contact us for course dates.

If you have a group booking (3 or more people) we will try our best to accommodate you on your dates.

 

COURSE PRICES

Please contact us for our course prices and to request a detailed quotation.

Accommodation & food

ACCOMMODATION

Practical

During the practical modules, accommodation is included on board the Atlantic Yachting yachts. The yachts are all berthed in Club Mykonos Private Resort Marina. You will have access to the marina facilities by means of an access card on loan to you for the duration of the course.

FOOD

Practical

Coffee, tea, and sugar are provided on board the yacht.

We provide a nutritional and budget friendly menu plan (including shopping list) as typically used when at sea. We encourage students to cook together. This forms part of the experience and helps to stretch your budget.

What you need to bring

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

  • Suitable comfortable clothing – layers are a good idea (T shirts, baggies, long sleeve T-shirts, rash vests, tracksuit pants, jeans, flip flops and warm clothes)
  • Sleeping bag and a blanket
  • Sun cream, hats, towels and toiletries
  • Warm socks and a beanie
  • Money for food and beverages – cooking at Atlantic Yachting Crew House is encouraged as part of the yachting experience and helps to stretch your budget. Budget for approximately R100 – R120 per day.
  • Bring along a boogie board, surfboard or any other hobbies you enjoy!

WHAT WE SUPPLY

  • RYA and In-house course completion certificates
  • Navigational equipment (on loan) – or you can purchase from our shop
  • Foul weather gear (on loan)
  • Personal Log Book
  • Complimentary Atlantic Yachting Cap
  • Complimentary Atlantic Yachting T-shirt

Transport

National flights and some international flights land at Cape Town International Airport. The airport is approximately an hour and a half drive from our office in Club Mykonos, Langebaan.

 

CAR RENTAL FROM AIRPORT/ CAPE TOWN

There are drop-off points for the following rental companies in Langebaan:

 

Avis

Tel number: +27 (0) 22 772 2807

 

Europcar

Tel number: +27 (0) 22 772 1006

 

BUS SERVICES

Elweirda – South Africa’s Premier Coach Charter Company

Tel number: 0860 001 094

www.elweirda.co.za/saldanha-routes.html

 

We will collect you from your drop-off point in Langebaan. Please arrange this with the office prior to your arrival.

Arrival Arrangements

We can assist you in making arrangements to meet your transport and accommodation need. We make use of a registered shuttle service between Cape Town and Langebaan.

 

EVENING BEFORE COURSE STARTS (only by prior arrangement)

We can meet you the day before your course starts between 17:00 and 18:00 at our offices. Please make arrangement with our office prior to your arrival.

 

MORNING THE COURSE STARTS

Please meet us at the Atlantic Yachting Office in Agora Square, Club Mykonos Resort, Langebaan at 08:00. From the second day of theory, classes will commence at 08:30 and finish by 17:00.

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