RMYC Start Sailing Course

Assumed knowledge:  Keelboat Crew     Minimum Age: 18

This short course will put you at the helm of a keelboat and teach you the basics of sailing.  It is ideal for those with experience as crew or with some experience on dinghies.

You will be coached by RMYC members who are also RYA Racing Coaches.  The level of training can therefore be tailored to individual need.

Course Content:

Parts of the sail and sail controls; wind awareness; preparing the boat for sailing; leaving and picking up moorings; sailing upwind; The “Five Essentials”; tacking; gybing; controlling speed; lying to; heaving to; anchoring; man overboard; basic Rules of the Road.

The format for the course will be a series of evening classes to cover the theory, followed by practical sessions at the helm under the guidance of the coaches.

Course Fees:

Members:         £30

New members are, of course, always welcome.


Course Dates:   To be Arranged for 2022

If you are interested in this course, please contact: commodore@royalmersey.co.uk