RYA Start Yachting and RYA Competent Crew course combined » Start Yachting and Competent crew first weekend
This course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers.
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.
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.
On successful completion of the 5 day start yachting and competent crew course combined, you will obtain your full competent crew certificate, which will enable you to sign up for the 5 day Dayskipper Theory course.
Course Pre-requisites: None
Minimum Duration: 5 days Live-aboard
Timings: 10am on day 1 till 6pm on day 3 on the first weekend, and 7pm the following weekend on day 1 till 6pm on day 3. You will remain on board during each section of the course.
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
Last updated 7:18am on 2 July 2019