The RYA Start Yachting Course is a 2-day practical course is for the complete novice or for someone who wants to try sailing for the first time. The course is run from Ipswich just 1 hr from Liverpool st BR station. Free parking for those driving 1 hr from m25
It is a great introduction to sailing and seamanship
These early stages of learning to sail can often be the most important, and Hamilton sailing will give you firm foundations upon which you can build your knowledge and experience
What to expect ? You join the yacht at Ipswich Marina meet the skipper and up to 4 other crew. The other crew may be first timers, or doing a weekend sail.
You will be shown around the boat, allocated a cabin (you sleep on the boat) and, after a safety briefing we will usually sail asap. You will be involved sailing the yacht from the beginning you will be helming the boat down the river. you will spend a day at sea ‘learning the ropes’, how to steer the yacht, set and trim sails, tack and gybe and lots more. Lunch will be ‘on-the-go’. On Saturday night you will find yourself perhaps at another anchorage, or alongside.Dinner is on-board. you will sleep well that night ! A early-ish start for an FUN sail back to Ipswich.finishing about 1500 on the Sunday.
All meals on board, fuel, mooring fees are included in the price.
Gor-tex sailing waterproof clothing is supplied FREE of charge.
You will receive a list of what to bring when you book.