RYA Competent Crew Sailing Course
Learn to sail on the RYA Competent Crew course
Competent Crew is the basic introductory Royal Yachting Association (RYA) crew training course. It is suitable for both the complete beginner and those who have some dinghy sailing experience. The course can be taken either over five consecutive days, or over a number of weekends. Competent Crew is very much about learning by experience. You will live aboard a yacht throughout, and during your time on board you will be taught about safety at sea as well as learning to master the essential crewing skills of; steering, changing sails, reefing and tying the essential knots. It's very much a hands on course and the perfect opportunity to experience the freedom of yacht sailing.
During the RYA Competent Crew course you will spend each night in a different port, allowing you to savour the delights of a real cruising experience. You will visit some of the many quiet creeks, bustling fishing ports, anchorages and yacht harbours of the Solent and south coast of England. In the evenings there is time to relax and reflect on the events of the day and socialise with new friends.
By the end of this course you will have sufficient knowledge and skill to be a useful and able crew member on any sailing yacht. The RYA Competent Crew course is great fun and not surprisingly it's very popular!
Successful candidates are awarded the RYA Competent Crew course completion certificate at the end of the course.
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Pre-course experience: None
Assumed theoretical knowledge: None
Minimum age: None
Teaching ratio on board 5:1
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.