Plain Sailing

Finding the Right Yachting Course

If you have an interest in trying out some yachting, you might like to start by enrolling on a yachting course. There are yachting courses for all levels and abilities, so if you haven't tried it before, don't worry! Here are some tips for finding the right yachting course for you.

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Decide how long you want to go yachting

A lot of courses vary in length, so you can go for half a day, a full day, three days or even longer depending on your preference. If you're a new sailor and you haven't been at sea before, you could start with half a day to see how you take to it. Remember that you might feel a little sea sick at first, so you don't want to put yourself under too much stress. If you're feeling adventurous, however, you might like to try something longer, such as two or three days.  Usually, there are several people on a yachting course, and you might find that some of them will be better sailors than you and others might not be as good.


Find something in your area

You will, of course, have to travel to the cost in order to board the yacht and go out sailing on the sea. Find something that is fairly close to you, and if you don't live near the coast, work out where the nearest coast is.  If you don't mind travelling, you could find something further away and travel to the coast by car or coach.


Be aware of the price

For a lot of people, yachting is quite an expensive hobby, and yachting courses aren't cheap to take part in. Before you get too excited about going on a yachting course, make sure you're aware of the costs involved. There is the cost of actually doing the course as well as buying suitable clothing and even food while you're away if you go for a day or more.