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RYA Competent Crew Sailing Course

RYA Competent Crew Sailing Course

Highlights

  • Perfect stepping stone
  • Instills confidence
  • Available in UK and abroad
  • Can complete over consecutive weekends (only in UK)

RYA Competent Crew course

Overview

Sunsail’s RYA Competent Crew course aims to introduce the complete beginner to cruising under sail, equipping novice sailors with the skills required to be an active and useful crew member.

The course is completed over the course of five days, with 100 miles at sea and four hours of night sailing. In the UK this course can also be taken over consecutive weekends (one two-day and one three-day).

The course gives students a sound knowledge and understanding of the yacht and all the basic sailing techniques including rope work, mooring up and casting off.

Where to take this course with Sunsail

Portsmouth, UK

Agana, Croatia

Lefkas, Greece

Why take this course with Sunsail?

The Sunsail RYA Competent Crew course introduces complete beginners to cruising under sail, and gives them the basic skills they need to help crew the yacht.

Although you have the option to familiarise yourself with the basics of yacht sailing prior to the RYA Competent Crew course, it is not a requirement to have any previous sailing experience.

Upon completion, you will have sound knowledge and understanding of the yacht, including basic rope work, mooring up and casting off as well as confidence under sail and under power.

Additional course information for UK courses

Class size: 5:1 maximum ratio

What’s included: 5 nights’ accommodation on board the yacht. Breakfast and lunch on board. Certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

Courses start at 19.00hrs and finishing on your last day at 17.00hrs.

What’s included: 5 nights’ accommodation on board the yacht. Breakfast and lunch on board. Waterproof hire. Certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

To book your course or to find out more:

For overseas sailing schools in Greece, Croatia, please contact our Holiday Planner team on 0330 332 1172 or email sales@sunsail.com

For dates and availability at our Port Solent, UK sailing school please call on 02394 350 505 or email learn@prometheus-sailing.co.uk

Course syllabus

Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails

Sail handling

Rope work

Fire precautions and fighting

Personal safety equipment

Man overboard

Emergency equipment

Manners and customs

Understands accepted practice with regard to

Rules of the road

Dinghies

Understands:

Meteorology

Helmsmanship and sailing

General duties

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