School Charter – Hands on Sail Training

UK and Ireland

Greenock, UK - Liverpool, UK

Join us as we set sail through the Firth of Clyde across the Irish Sea to Liverpool.  This is a great voyage to gain experience on board a traditional tall ship whilst making that first step on the RYA YachtMaster Scheme.

ShipUnder 25Adult4-6 Berth Cabin
EmbarkationDisembarkationDays Sailing
May 25, 2019May 29, 20195

Voyage Highlights

  • RYA Competent Crew or Start Yachting Certified Course
  • Learn to sail a gaff rigged vessel
  • Sail across the Irish sea and sail in the Clyde

RYA Start Yachting Voyage. Greenock, - Liverpool

28th May 2019 - 31st May 2019

Voyage Description

On a sailing voyage we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights describe, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The description below is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage.


The RYA Start Yachting Course is very much a hands on course for complete beginners or for those with some experience of yachts and now wish to have a solid foundation of seamanship. If you are a dinghy sailor and wish to cross over to larger vessels the Competent Crew Course will provide that stepping stone.  If you don’t have enough time for the full 5 day Competent Crew course, this is a great option to gain experience and knowledge in big boat sailing.

There is a whole new language to learn and by the end of the week you won’t be fazed by terms like sheet, fender, windlass or ‘bear away’ and all the things that make going on board a yacht a bit bewildering and intimidating.

Previous experience for the Start Yachting Course: –

None. This voyage is for complete beginners that has never stepped on a boat before and for dinghy sailors or small boat sailors who would like to gain more experience on a large boat. 


What is included in the voyage cost:

  • Accommodation and all meals on board Tall Ship Maybe
  • Sailing tuition and supervision from fully qualified crew members
  • Third party liability Insurance
  • Use of waterproofs and safety equipment

What is not included:

  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Personal travel insurance.  Check out Top Sail for specialist Tall Ship sailing travel insurance
  • Merchandise available to purchase on board
  • Excursions and meals onshore, unless otherwise stated

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Greenock, UK

Liverpool, UK

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Greenock, UK

Disembark Travel Information

Liverpool, UK

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