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 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 till 6pm, course itinerary will be discussed on the 1st day of the course. You will sleep onboard the second night of the first weekend.
Minimum Age: 16
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 11:06am on 12 May 2022