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Previous Experience - None

This 2 day course is aimed at the complete novice who would like to try sailing for the first time before signing up for a 5 day course, like RYA Competent Crew.

The Instructor will guide you through the safety procedures and ensure that you are comfortable before heading out for an enjoyable sail. By the end of the 2 days you will be familiar with sails and how to use them, comfortable at the helm and able to drive the boat. You will experience one night staying on board a larger yacht in your own cabin.

Upon completion you can then progress onto the RYA Competent Crew Course.


The Start Sailing Course costs from £395 for the 2 day course.

The RYA 2 Day Start Sailing Course costs £395 and is fully inclusive of accommodation, half board (two meals breakfasts and lunches) plus beverages on board 1 night accommodation fuel, moorings, bedding, RYA Instruction, RYA Course Completion Certificates, wet gear and all safety equipment. Our yachts have an Instructor pupil ratio of 1 - 5 maximum for RYA Courses.

Barcelona Base Club Nautic Costa Brava Marina Spain includes sailing in The Bay Of Rosas in the lee of the French Pyrennees, visiting Cadaques, Estartit, Rosas, Palamos, Port D'Aro, Barcelona Port Olympic all weather dependent obviously. Nearest airports to our base Barcelona - Girona or Barcelona El Pratt

You will be sailing on modern British Flagged MCA Coded Yachts. We have a range of yachts available up to our Beneteau 473 for mile building and performance sailing. Our fleet of Beneteau Yachts all benefit from fully battened mainsails for extra performance. The larger Yachts cost £695 for a weekly Course.

Additional weeks are as the above tariff and if students stay for two weeks 

they can stay on board our yachts over the weekend in the fully inclusive tariff, so nothing else to pay.

The RYA Start sailing Course is an enjoyable introduction to sailing there is plenty of time to go ashore in the evenings, and remember our prices are fully inclusive.

We are a fully Recognised RYA Tidal Training Centre and our company Blue Oyster Limited is incorporated in Gibraltar for your financial peace of mind. We aim to deliver sailing excellence and have Sailing bases in Barcelona Palamos (RYA Training Courses), Gibraltar (Fast Track) and STCW 10 Training in UK, Barcelona, Palma Majorca and Antibes.

Blue Oyster SailingWhat to bring

  • Travel light no hard cases with wheels please.
  • Towel
  • Sunblock Sun hat and Sunglasses
  • Deck or soft shoes
  • Warm fleece for the evenings
  • Wash kit
  • Comfortable sailing clothing
  • Travel Insurance recommended

RYA Start Sailing Courses Barcelona Palamos CNCB Marina Water Sports Centre

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£395 or €445

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