RYA Competent Crew Course

Duration: 5 Days and 4 Nights live aboard

Course dates for 2018:

  • January 17th to 21st 2018
  • February 28th to March 4th 2018
  • March 29th to April 2nd 2018 (Over Easter)
  • April 11th to 15th 2018
  • May 24th to 28th 2018
  • June 21st to 25th 2018
  • July 19th to 23rd 2018
  • August 23rd to 27th 2018
  • September 20th to 24th
  • October 25th to 29th 2018
  • November 22nd to 26th 2018
  • December 13th to 17th 2018

Recommended Previous Experience:

  • Keelboat Start Crewing & Keelboat Start Helming
  • Completed our Start Yachting course or
  • 12 months dinghy sailing as skipper

Course Overview:

Basic Seamanship and Helmsmanship

Ability after course: Basic Knowledge of yachting . By the end of the course  you should be able to steer , handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines.

The RYA Competent Crew course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers. By the end of the course you should be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, and assist in all the day to day routines.

It is also an ideal stepping stone for dinghy sailors to try yachting and for those who have already done some crewing but wish to learn the right way. At the end of the 5 days you will have become a competent crew. With your new confidence you will find the course very enjoyable.

During your 5 days aboard you will visit anchorages off the beaten track and if the weather allows, complete a longer coastal passage. With a maximum of 5 students per course, your fully qualified instructors devote plenty of time to your individual needs.

Safety is paramount, you will learn how to operate all safty equipment including flares, lifejackets, safety harnesses, liferafts, how to assist the recovery of a man overboard and participate in at least four hours of night time sailing during the course. You will be awarded the RYA YA Competent Crew Certificate and be an asset to any crew you join.