RYA Competent Crew

The perfect start for beginners!

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This course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers.

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.

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Pre-course experience None
Minimum duration 5 days. Often run over 3 weekends or 3 days plus a weekend. If you have done the Start Yachting course, this course can be completed in 3 or 4 days
Minimum age None
Course content 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
Ability after the course
Able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines