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Competent Crew is the course for the beginner to learn the basics and to enjoy the delights of sailing aboard a cruising yacht.
It is also an ideal stepping stone for dinghy sailors to try yachting and for those who have already done some crewing but wish to develop a little further.
With a maximum of 5 students per course, your fully qualified instructor will devote plenty of time to your needs as a beginner.
Safety is paramount in all RYA courses and you will learn how to operate flares, life jackets, safety harnesses, liferafts, how to assist the recovery of a man overboard and participate in a night sail of up to 4 hours duration.
During the course you will spend all 5 days aboard the yacht visiting many of the harbours and anchorages in Solent and surrounding areas and if the weather allows, complete a longer coastal or offshore passage.
To assist you in your course you may wish to purchase a Competent Crew book from us.
At the end of the course you will be awarded the RYA competent Crew certificate and be an asset to any crew you join.