RYA Start Yachting

  1. RYA Start Yachting - Learn to Sail with Fastack South Solent Sailing School!

If you’ve always dreamt of learning to sail then this is the perfect sailing course for you!
This fun introductory sailing course covers the fundamentals to allow you to begin to develop your sailing skills and requires no previous sailing experience. You will be at the helm of our exciting yacht right from the first sailing lesson and comfortably accomplish all the basic manoeuvres of sailing by the end of the course.
The location: You’ll be learning in the UK’s ultimate sailing destination, the Solent, home of the renowned Cowes Week, Round the Island and Fastnet regattas and fringed by the spectacular Jurassic Coast. Regular overnight anchorages and marinas include Gosport, Hythe, Lymington, Hamble, Southampton, Beaulieu, Portsmouth and Poole on the mainland and Cowes, Newtown Creek and Yarmouth on the scenic Isle of Wight.

Why take your Start Yachting course with us?

Our School Principal "Dave" has been a freelance sailing instructor for many years and has instructed for many of the sailing schools on the Solent. Dave has used this time gathering client feedback to develop his school to include many things to make your stay more comfortable, see our why us page for more info!


  • Rigging the yachts
  • All points of sailing
  • Safety & use of equipment
  • Nautical terminology
  • Downwind sailing & gybing
  • Upwind sailing & tacking
  • Basic knots
  • Rules of the road
  • Obtaining a weather forecast
  • Steering & sail trim
  • Buoyage
  • Person overboard recovery
  • Safety equipment and clothing

We also cover:

  • Safety checks /stowage
  • Batteries/power aboard
  • Victualling /living aboard

Ability after course: Basic sailing experience and understanding of sailing terms, relevance of wind direction and speed to sailing, points of sail, basic knots, manoeuvres of tacking and gybing, rules of the road, rigging and preparation for sailing.
Prior experience and training: None needed. We will teach you to sail on the Solent!
Duration:  This sailing course is offered as a 2 day live aboard course.
Price:  £249  (£349 for single cabin)
Upcoming dates:

Dates Available:

20th - 21st July (2 Spaces Available)

27th - 28th July (2 Spaces Available)

All weekdays and weekends available, We run courses year round, call  Dave on 07506 122584 today to book.



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