Our RYA Competent Crew course is ideal for: dinghy sailors, those completely new to sailing or anyone who has already done some crewing but would like to learn a little more!
You will learn all the skills required to be a useful crew member aboard a yacht anywhere in the world. We will also incorporate some extras into your training and you will be helping to moor and navigating the boat each day.
This means you will come away from a fantastic and informative sailing holiday in the beautiful surroundings of the Greek Ionian Islands, with a wealth of knowledge that will serve as a solid foundation for any further sailing you chose to do.
Busy but fun days – we have a large syllabus to get through so setting off by 9am is key, that means getting up early to have breakfast and preparing the boat for sea
Limited swim stops – although there will be times for a quick dip, you must remember you are on a course and we have limited time to get you through the syllabus. We don’t allow kayaks or paddleboards on courses as they get in the way when training
Provisioning – we recommend students to start a kitty between themselves at the beginning of the week, please remember the students are to provide food and water for your skipper during the course. We recommend provisioning the boat between you all for eating breakfast and lunch onboard, then plan on heading to a taverna in the evenings with maybe one evening meal being cooked aboard
Cabin arrangements – obviously there is a limited number of cabins, 2 or 3 on the training boats. Cabins are sold first come first served, with one cabin always reserved for our instructors. Please speak to the office when booking to see cabin availability
Your yacht will be in great condition and fully MCA coded for training
Read about A Typical RYA Course Week in our blog!
Join a yacht with other people. We like to teach a maximum of 4 people at a time. We feel it gives you that extra attention and time from the instructor and also space on board the yacht. The RYA Competent Crew course last for 5.5 days with time to relax or practice with an instructor for the rest of the week.
Charter a yacht for 7 days with partners, friends or family (suggested maximum 4 persons). Training in this way as a familiar small group, allows more personalised tuition, more time in charge of the yacht and additional space and comfort. This is particularly good for those completely new to yachting.
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3rd, 10th, 17th May
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th June
5th, 12th, 19th July
6th, 13th, 20th September
4th, 11th October
Not seeing dates that suit you? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred dates to see what we can do for you!
This course is for individuals or families/groups.
No prior sailing experience is necessary.
This course is run over 6 days.
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