Duration: 5 Days (Sunday to Friday)
Previous Experience Required: None
Course Overview: Introduction to yachting including basic seamanship and helming skills under sail and Power
High Season (Apr – Sep): £475
Low Season (Oct – Mar): £425
2 Weekends: £550
An ideal starting course before taking on more advanced course such as the Day Skipper 9 day combined course or Day Skipper theory; RYA Competent Crew introduces the absolute beginner to the delights of sailing aboard a cruising yacht. 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, as the name suggests, a competent (and confident) member of the crew. The course is designed to provide as much fun and enjoyment as possible in a safe and reassuring environment.
You will be taught the fundamentals of crewing such as knots, nautical terms, sail handling and helming, as well as how to “live” in the environment of a cruising yacht. During the RYA Competent Crew course you will spend all 5 days aboard the yacht visiting many of the beautiful harbours and anchorages around the South Cornwall coast. With a maximum of 5 students per course, your fully qualified instructors devote plenty of time to your individual needs. Safety is paramount in all RYA courses and you will learn how to operate 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 Competent Crew Certificate and be an asset to any crew you join.
Itinerary: Weekends: 1830 Friday until approximately 1600 Sunday. Weeks: 1830 Sunday until approximately 1600 Friday
What’s Included: All food except the evening of joining, wet weather gear and lifejacket, mooring fees and accommodation onboard.
Next Step: RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course or RYA Day Skipper Theory
Dates: (For weekend courses add any two start dates)
July 6th & 27th (weekend)
August 2nd / 24th & 30th
October 12th & 19th & 26th
November 9th & 23rd