RYA Competent Crew Course – 5 Days / 4 Nights...

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RYA Competent Crew Course – 5 Days / 4 Nights...

From: 795.00

2021 Training Starts April / May

Please Select Your Cabin (Private Cabins are limited) * 

Standard price is for a “Shared Double Cabin” : (Bookings of 2 people will automatically be sharing).

Private double cabins are available but there are limited numbers and require an extra 50% surcharge.

Please select your preferred cabin.

There is also sleeping availability in the saloon, on deck under the stars or bring your own hammock to hoist on the bow.
If you book for two people you will automatically be put in the same cabin.

Extras Per Course. * 

Hire price per item for duration of course:

Extras per person: * 

Item is multiplied by the number of people booked. Already supplied: Bed Linen, 1 Large towel, 1 Small towel onboard. If you want “extra sets” please select below. (Items are multiplied by number of persons in the booking)

RYA Books & Materials * 

Onboard we supply RYA Books and Materials required for training during the course. End of course certificates are also included in the course price. If you require extra course books and materials to take home after the course please select below. (Multiplied by number of persons)

We will do our best to have selected items ready for you on your first day. If for any reason we are not able too they will be posted to your home address. For items to be available on the first day of your course they must be ordered 3 weeks prior to booking date.

RYA Online Theory Courses * 

When booking a “Practical RYA Course” we offer “£50 Discount OFF” all our Online RYA courses when booked at the same time. (Multiplied by number of persons in the booking)

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 Airport and Split Ferry port is located approximately 15 minutes drive away with regular bus services and taxi’s also available. We recommend using Uber taxis.

RYA Competent Crew Course – 5 Days / 4 Nights...

From: 795.00

RYA Competent Crew Practical – Individual Bookings

Yacht Sail Training offers a full range of courses with new courses and dates added regularly.

We offer RYA courses for individuals, groups and families onboard YST’s well maintained yachts, on your own bareboat charter yacht or even your personal private yacht. 
Other Services Include: 
Skippered Sailing Holidays + Bareboat Yacht Charter
We can even provide Skippers or Hostesses for your own sailing holidays, do you require a yacht moved or inspected? then ask for a quote. 


RYA Competent Crew Practical Course – Practical Sail Training Course

Course Duration: 5 Day’s + 4 Night’s Accommodation Onboard

Prices are All Inclusive (Excluding evening meals, unless shoreside facilities are not accessible).

Course Start Time: 09:00 / End Time: 17:00 (Last Day)

The RYA Competent Crew Practical Course is for Sailing beginners this is a practical sail training course for all ages.

This is our 5 Day Competent Crew Course – Also available over longer periods with our Private Yacht Training.

For those who would like to learn to sail and 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, sailing, cooking and sleeping on board for 5 days 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.

Where will we go?

During the course you will visit some some if the 1000 islands in Croatia that will include the islands of Brac, Solta, Hvar and Vis all weather dependent, but expect to have an enjoyable training holiday.

Yacht Sail Training also offer the Competent Crew sailing qualification over a longer period of 6/7 days onboard.

Private Yacht Training?

Alternatively charter the whole yacht for yourself and take your RYA Competent Crew course a more relaxed way for yourself and up to 4 friends / family.

Whats Course is Next?

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

RYA Day Skipper courses are also available with our Private Yacht Training.

RYA Competent Crew – Requirements & Outcomes

Pre-course experience

None – this course is for any level and will teach you all the basics

Assumed knowledge

None – We teach you everything you need to know for this course onboard.

Minimum duration

5 days. (For longer periods check out our Private Yacht Training)

Minimum age

None – Course is available to all ages.

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

Succesful Completion

On succesful completion of this course the next stage would be the RYA Days Skipper Theory Course & RYA Day Skipper Practical course.

This will then enable you to charter your own yacht in the future.

RYA Day Skipper is one of the minimum requirements for chartering a yacht in most countries.

Please also consider you may require to apply for an ICC and a VHF license on completion of the RYA Day Skipper practical course in order to use the qualification when chartering a yacht, The ICC is available free to all RYA members.

Additional information

All Inclusive*

All Inclusive (Breakfast, Lunch, Soft Drinks, Tourist Tax, Bedding, Towels, Marina / Port Fees, Fuel, Certificates) See Extras at time of booking for all other options.

Single Occupancy / Shared Double Cabin

Sharing a double cabin, Onboard our SO49 there will also be a en-suite bathroom. Bed linen, 1 Large Towel, 1 Hand towel. We also allow sleeping on deck under the stars, bringing your own hammock or even in the spacious saloon is also allowed. See extras when booking for all other options.


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Course information: 

Onboard / Practical Courses: 

All Inclusive** (Breakfast, lunch, port fees, fuel, tourist tax, maintenance, water, bedding, towels, cleaning,

 What is not included?: Evening meals (normally enjoyed ashore), Flights and transfers and alcohol, Please read the booking form for course materials provided with each course.  

Provisions: Breakfast & Lunch will be available with menu’s, 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 course and will cook for up to maximum of 4 guests and the instructor please note a hostess is only possible for 4 students or less onboard.

Marina Fees / Tourist Tax / Fuel: All included within tuition fee. (Please take out your own travel insurance for your own peace of mind).

Travel Expenses: No travel expenses to and from the marina are included if arriving early we recommend www.booking.com for for hotels. And for flights we recommend sky scanner.com. For transfers from the airport to the marina we are happy to organise a taxi for you please book it when booking your course. Alternatively there are local taxis at the airport or Uber runs in Croatia also. 

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 shorebased classrooms and facilities are based in Split City which is 10-15 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).

Basic Boarding Itinerary Information:

Arrival/Embarkation Times:

Our “5 day RYA Practical Courses” commence at 9:00am on first day of the course. We ask that you turn up earlier around 8/8:30am to make sure you can find the yacht in the marina, take your cabin and meet the rest oft he crew for the course. We advise having breakfast before arriving (Please check your booking confirmation incase this changes) – 

Crew list information will be required from each student after a booking has been made and this must be submitted 14 days before the start of a course. A link will be emailed to you once a booking has been completed. 

First night may be spent in the home port marina after a day sail however if the day is progressing well we will aim to get out of the marina to one of the gorgeous islands on the Adriatic Coast.

The islands we often visit include: Brac, Hvar, Solta, Pakleni Islands, Scedro, Vis and Korcula. (Please note in a 5 day course you will not get to visit them all).

Breakfast & Lunch Provisions will be delivered to the yacht before you arrive so the course will be ready to start once you have dropped your bags in a cabin. 

Evenings: We will either be in a new port, marina or harbour, spending the night on anchor or we will return to our home port. If there are not facilities to eat ashore provisions to make food onboard will be supplied. 

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

Disembarkation: All yachts will return to home port at 16:00 on the last day of the course and all students are expected to assist with a general clean and tidy up of the yacht.  

Disembarkation is usually at 4:30/5:00pm so cleaners can get onboard to sort the yacht out for the next course. 

Most students then decide to enjoy an end of course beverage in Bavadria bar located in the marina. 

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