Women Only - RYA Competent Crew Course

RYA Competent Crew

The Women Only RYA Competent Crew course is the basic introductory course for both the complete beginner, and those who have some experience of cruising. The course is planned to give you as much fun and enjoyment as possible. While you cruise you will learn about safety at sea and will be given lots of opportunities to master the seamanship skills of steering, changing sails, reefing and tying the essential knots.

Living onboard throughout the course, each night is spent in new place. You will visit many of the quiet creeks, bustling fishing ports, anchorages and yacht harbours of the Solent and south coast of England during the Competent Crew course. And in the evenings there will be time to relax andMooring up reflect on the events of the day.

By the end of this course your confidence will be boosted and with new found knowledge, friends and skill you will feel like a useful and capable crew member.


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Minimum age: 12 (if accompanied) 

Pre-course experience: None

Teaching ratio on board: 5:1

*Instructors Our instructors are chosen for their experience, teaching style and calm demeanour. They may be male or female instructors.

Not included in the course fee: Although accommodation is provided onboard, the mooring fees are split between the students. Wet weather jackets & salopettes are available to hire for £7.50 per day. A selection of accompanying course books & logbooks are available to purchase.

Students should allow for one evening meal ashore on a five day course. All other catering including three evening meals are provided onboard. 

2024 Dates

20th - 24th May

22nd - 26th July 

16th - 20th September 


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