Teenagers - RYA Competent Crew Course
The Youth RYA Competent Crew Practical Course
Thank you for your interest in our 5 day Youth courses. Bookings are now open for 2024!
This is the entry level cruising course for teenagers. This course is aimed at those aged under 18 years old, with little or no previous sailing experience, or for those looking to move from dinghy sailing on to cruising yachts. It's all about learning by experience and having fun. During the 5 day course you will be taught everything you need to know, to become a useful member of crew on board a cruising yacht. From using winches safely, helming and changing sails to reefing and tying knots. By the end of the course you will be a Competent Crew!
For the duration of the course you will be living on-board a yacht, whilst exploring the length and breadth of the Solent. Full participation is expected, we don't carry passengers! Everyone joins in with preparing meals and with keeping the yacht shipshape. One evening during the course, you will experience the delights of night sailing! You will have the opportunity to go ashore and stretch your legs with your fellow crew members most evenings. One night during the course, weather permitting, you might choose to beach BBQ at some where like Lulworth cove, or Yarmouth. Alternatively a trip to the cinema and a bite to eat in Gunwharf Quays, in Portsmouth may be an option. One thing is for certain, it will be a busy week!
Teenagers Competent Crew course fees include:
• Food on board (from lunch time on the first day)
• All safety equipment
• BBQ ashore
• Mooring fees
• RYA Certificate
All you need to bring with you for an enjoyable week, is your personal kit, a bit of spending money and lots of enthusiasm!
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