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 (Embarkation): 09:00 / End Time (Disembarkation): 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.
Who Is This Course For?
For those who would like to learn to sail and become active crew members rather than just passengers.
Learn To Sail with RYA Courses.
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. This is very much a Practical Sail Training course.
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.
Pre-course experience - RYA Competent Crew (Practical)
None - This course is for any level and will teach you all the basics of Sailing.
Pre Course - Assumed knowledge
None - We teach you everything you need to know for this course onboard.
What Certificate Will I Recieve?
On successful completion you will receive:
RYA Competent Crew Sailing Qualification.
This RYA certificate is often the minimum skippers / captains look for when inviting crew onboard to go sailing.
- Knowledge of sea terms
- Parts of a boat
- Her rigging and sails
- Sail handling,
- Fire precautions and fighting
- Personal safety equipment
- Man overboard, emergency equipment
- Seasickness Remidies
- General duties
- Manners and customs
- Rules of the road
Ability after the course
Able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines onboard.
You should be a useful member of crew to have onboard.
This course is ran over 5 Days.
All your time is spent onboard throughout the course.
You will be sleeping and living onboard.
If you prefer a longer period onboard check out our Private Yacht Training Courses.
This course is available to all ages.
Yacht Sail Training however does have a 16 year old age limit for group courses.
Students under 16 Must be accompanied by an adult on Group Courses.
For students younger than 16 please consider our Private Yacht Training Courses.
On successful completion of this course the next stage would be the RYA Day Skipper Theory Course.
Followed by the RYA Day Skipper Practical course.
Once completed 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 alot of countries.
Please also consider:
The ICC is available free to all RYA members who are UK residents.
Where Will We Sail?
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.
Cruising / Training Islands / ports:
Split, Brac, Solta, Hvar, Pakleni Islands and occasionally Vis island also depending on weather conditions. Each night is spent in a new port, anchorage or marina.
Yacht Sail Training also offer various sailing qualification over a longer periods of 6/7 days or more onboard.
Do We Offer - Private Yacht Training? - YES
We are able to charter the whole yacht for yourself so you can take your RYA Competent Crew course in a more relaxed environment with more one to one training.
Most RYA courses are allowed a maximum of 5 students onboard + your RYA Instructor.
Do you take deposits?
Yes we can accept deposits for all courses that are more than 120 days prior to Embarkation.
We normally request a 30% deposit for these bookings.
Remaining balance must be paid on or before the 120 days before Embarkation.