RYA Competent Crew
The RYA Competent Crew is a course for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers.
Experience living on board and really get to know the boat. Virtually all the course is hands on. You are the crew – without you the sails won’t go up and the boat won’t be steered.
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 duties on board. You should also have visited some interesting places and had an enjoyable holiday.
View our course joining instructions.
Pre-course experience : None
Assumed knowledge: None
Minimum duration: 5 days. If you have already completed your Start Yachting course, RYA Competent Crew course can be completed in 3 days or two weekends
Minimum age None
Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails, sail handling, ropework, fire precautions and fighting, personal safety equipment, man overboard, emergency equipment, meteorology, seasickness, helmsmanship, general duties, manners and customs, rules of the road, dinghies
Your ability after the course: Able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines
All of our courses allow for up to four students to be on board to ensure you receive a high level of support and tuition. Our courses also include moorings, fuel, catering plus loan of wet weather clothing.
For the duration of this course, your accommodation overnight will be onboard the yacht including the Skipper.