RYA Competent Crew Practical Course – 5 Days / 4 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 menu’s 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 course and will cook for up to maximum of 4 guests – so numbers do not go over 5 students + 1 Instructor onboard.

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

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 shorebased classrooms and facilities are based in Split 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 Time: 09:00am on start date of the course for boarding at 10:00 (Unless otherwise stated) – Please make sure you have submitted your crew list info in advance of arrival to save time at boarding and not to hold up other students.

First night may be spent in the home port marina / getting to know each other and getting accustomed to the yacht and a possible day sail.

Breakfast & Lunch Provisions will be available and we will await our already ordered food delivery for the course ahead if not onboard already and the crew will get the chance to check the yacht out fully in daylight.

Course Syllabus then commences from 10am on the day of arrival or before.  

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 syllabus).

Disembarkation: All yachts will return to home port at 16:00 on the last day of the course with a general clean up of the yacht and then disembarkation or end of course farewell drink in the marina from 6pm 

RYA Competent Crew Practical Course – 5 Days / 4 Nights Onboard

From: £995.00

RYA Competent Crew 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 Practical Course – Practical Sail Training Course

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

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 6/7 days & private tuition

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 and of course have an enjoyable 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 over 6/7 days or even consider private tuition for yourself and up to 4 friends / family.

Whats Course is Next?

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

RYA Days Skipper courses are also available over 5 days or the more relaxed 6/7 days onboard and also private yacht training.

RYA Competent Crew – Requirements & Outcomes

Pre-course experienceNone – this course is for any level and will teach you all the basics
Assumed knowledgeNone – We teach you everything you need to know for this course onboard.
Minimum duration 5 days. (For longer periods check out our 6/7 day courses and Private Tuition)
Minimum ageNone – Course is available to all ages.
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 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.


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Travel to and from Split: 

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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.

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