RYA Competent Crew Course Practical – 6 Days / 6 Nights Onboard

Deposits can ONLY be accepted for bookings 6 months or more in advance:

Full payment required 90 days before departure.

Course information: 

Onboard / Practical Courses: 

Food / Accommodation / Marina Fees / Tourist Tax / Fuel / Insurance: 

Provisions: Breakfast & Lunch will be available with menus and all food will be cooked by the crew on a rotation basis throughout the week

(Private hostess if required, cooking breakfast & Lunch + internal cleaning costs £1100 per week and will cook for up to maximum of 8 guests)

Marina Fees / Tourist Tax / Fuel / Insurance: All included within tuition fee.

Travel Expenses: No travel expenses to and from the marina are included however we can advise on travel costs we recommend www.booking.com for flights and a taxi to the marina from the airport costs approximately €12.00

Shore-based Courses:

We are able to advise on reasonably priced accommodation near the sea. Tea & Coffee facilities are provided and you are able to purchase lunch just a short walk from the training centre during the lunch break provided. 


Yacht Sail Training office and facilities are based in Split which is 10 minutes drive from the our home marina base in Kastella Marina. 

(This is also possible by Uber Taxi: Approx €10-€15euros / bus approximately €2.50 or bicycle: 30 minutes cycling).

RYA Competent Crew Course Practical – 6 Days / 6 Nights Onboard

From: £1,095.00

RYA Day Skipper Practical – Individual Bookings

Yacht Sail Training offers a full range of courses with new courses and dates being added regularly, If the date you require isn’t available do not hesitate to contact us as we may be able to accommodate.



RYA Competent Crew Course – Practical Sail Training Course

Course Duration: 6 Day’s + 6 Night’s Accommodation Onboard

The RYA Competent Crew Practical Course is for Sailing beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers. Learn To Sail with RYA Courses. On completion you will receive a Competent Crew Sailing Qualification. 

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. This is very much a Practical Sail Training course.

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.

Why not also consider completing your RYA Day Skipper Theory Course.

Requirements & Outcomes

Pre-course experienceNone
Assumed knowledgeNone
Minimum duration 5 days. (We Run this course over 6 Days)
Minimum ageNone
Course contentKnowledge 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 courseAble to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines

On succesful completion of this course the next stage would be the RYA Day Skipper Practical course. That would enable you to charter your own yacht. One of the minimum requirements for chartering a yacht. Please also consider you may require to apply for an ICC on completion of the RYA Day Skipper course in order to use the Qualification when chartering a yacht, this is available free to all RYA members


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Basic Boarding Itinerary Information:

Arrival/Embarkation Time: 09:00 on Sunday for boarding at 10:00 (Unless otherwise stated)

First night may be spent in the home port marina / getting to know each other and getting accustomed to the yacht with a possible day sail, this will be dependent on the instructor and the student group.

Sunday Morning: Breakfast is available in the home port marina and we will await our already ordered food delivery for the week ahead and crew can check the yacht out fully in daylight.

Sunday 10am: – Course Sylubus Commences (Minimum 5 days tuition for most practical course / see course outcomes above), we however run it over 6 days.

Evenings: We will either be in a new port, spending the night on anchor or we will return to our home port.

(This is all depending on the weather and the particular course structure required for your chosen sylabus).

Disembarkation: All yachts will return to home port 16:00 on Friday Evening and all crew must be off the yachts by the latest 08:00 Saturday mornings

Travel to and from Split: 

We recommend using the following websites:




Booking.com or Airbnb.com 

Best arrival airports are: Split / Dubrovnik (if travelling to Dubrovnik there is a connecting ferry or bus to Split which takes approximately 4.5 hours, Split Ferry port is only 15minute away by taxi and there are regular buses. Split Airport is also 15 minutes away by taxi with regular buses.  

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