Yachting is for everyone – regardless of your ability or age. Whether you’re sailing in tropical climes, or racing at your local yacht club, you’re sure to be taking yourself on an adventure.
You’ll usually find that yachts are fully equipped and self contained live aboard vessels, so it’s possible for you to spend several days aboard with your family or friends. If you’re very lucky you can escape to remote places or travel the globe seeing the world’s most exciting places from a yacht.
During an offshore passage you’ll be sure to make friends onboard, much like you’ll bond with your team mates whilst cruising or racing. Yachting provides a physical and mental challenge that will give you a real sense of accomplishment.
Sum it up
One word. Adventure. With yachting you’re not only dependent on the elements, but also the rest of the team onboard. Let nature take its hand and enjoy the fun of exploring at a relaxing pace.
Try it out
You can try yachting out by taking a taster day at one of the RYA Training Centres, sailing clubs and charter companies throughout the UK and abroad.
What you'll need
The RYA Training Centre that you choose will provide all the safety kit you require and will have wet weather clothing available, you will therefore require only the minimum kit to get started.
Get a qualification
The RYA’s Start Yachting and Competent Crew courses are the perfect way to learn the basic principles of sailing whilst meeting like minded people and exploring new locations.
Please be aware that age restrictions apply for certain courses.
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