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Current Scheduled Course Dates with Availability
To make it easier for you to find the courses and dates you require, we have now added our Current Course Availability page detailing current courses that are on our schedule and available dates when any course can be scheduled for you. Availability is always subject to bookings received.
If the dates you are interested in are not shown please email us for availability of a yacht and instructor and we will set the course up for you.

This is a 2 day residential “taster” course that simply takes you sailing along Antigua’s beautiful west coastline. The course provides a short introduction to sail cruising, including a night living on board, for complete beginners. No previous experience is required and there is no minimum age.

Your RYA Start Yachting qualification may be carried forward to the RYA Competent Crew practical course which would be achieved after a further 3 days or 2 weekends of training.

If you have previous experience of sailing with family, friends or a holiday outing, and have already decided you have been “bitten”, you may skip this introductory course and go straight into RYA Competent Crew and begin your sail training in earnest.

RYA Start yachting Caribbean

COURSE FEE €250 – Currency Converter
What do you get for this?.

  • On board accommodation for the duration of the course.
  • On board catering – Day 1 lunch to Day 2 lunch. Students may eat ashore in the evening but are not obligated to do so. All meals taken ashore are for the students account.
  • All Safety Equipment to RYA standards
  • On Board Fridge /Freezer
  • On Board Gas Cooker
  • Free Wi-Fi on school premises
  • On Board Bluetooth music system
  • All relevant RYA course notes and training materials
  • RYA Certificate
  • 2 days of sail training in the warm Caribbean waters with the possibility of a circumnavigation of Antigua, or sailing inter-island.
  • Top quality training. Read what our past clients think in our Client Reviews

Discounts / student: Not applicable to RYA Voucher Redemption.

  • 5% – 2 students on the same course.
  • 7.5% – 3 students on the same course.
  • 10% – 4 students, or more, on the same course.

Course Content: Syllabus Details

Course Schedule: 09:00 Day 1 to 17:30 Day 2.

Availability: All year round but usually Fridays and Saturdays. 

Consider our 1 or 2 day training courses that will enhance your training and make the most of your time in Antigua. Not only will you maximise the investment in your trip, you will depart with two RYA qualifications instead of one!

If you wish to include any of the following in your package please Email us for availability.

Please visit Bookharbour for the following recommended pre-course study materials:

  • International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea
  • RYA Weather Handbook
  • RYA Navigation Exercises
  • Competent Crew

To assist with your planning we offer some suggestions for Accommodation and Travel
We also offer Gift Vouchers to give to family and friends.

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