RYA Competent Crew Course
An introduction for beginners who want to become active and useful crew members. The course introduces the fundamentals of sailing a moderate-size cruising yacht.
By the end of the course you will have the confidence and ability to keep a lookout, handle sails, steer, row a dinghy and assist in all other day-to-day activities.
During the course you will cover approximately 100 miles, including four night hours on watch.
Want to complete the course over three weekends?
As well as the consecutive 5 day RYA Competent Crew course, we also offer the option of taking this course over three weekends by attending three RYA Start Yachting courses. Each weekend includes one night on-board and food.
If you decide to take the RYA Competent Crew course over three weekends, we recommend that you complete all three training weekends within a period of six months.
Includes all food and accommodation.
Minimum age: 12
RYA Competent Crew Certification.
The RYA Competent crew syllabus is taught in a ratio of (5:1) students to instructor and covers the following:
You will cover:
- Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat
- Rigging and sails
- Sail handling
- Rope work
- Fire precautions and fighting
- Personal safety equipment
- Man overboard
- Emergency equipment
- General Duties, manners and customs
- Rules of the road
After the course you will be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines.