Competent Crew

RYA Competent Crew Practical Course

This course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers. 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 routines. Your boat for this five day course will be a beautiful, well maintained Oceanis 37

Entering a waypoint into the chart plotter

Next course dates:

    • Join the boat Sunday 3rd April, course commences Monday 4th and runs through to Friday 8th April 2022 Fully Booked
    • Join the boat Sunday 17th April, course commences Monday 18th and runs through to Friday 22nd April 2022 Fully Booked


  • Sailing out of The River Hamble into The Solent and surrounding waters

What’s included:

  • Oceanis 37 sail boat (or equivalent)
  • Commercially endorsed RYA Skipper/Instructor
  • Breakfast, lunch, tea, coffee, bottled water, snacks
  • Fuel

Evening meals are not provided. Most crew members prefer to go ashore in the evening to take in the atmosphere, relax and eat out in one of the many restaurants, yacht clubs and pubs usually found within a few minutes walking distance from the marinas we overnight in.  If you do not wish to eat ashore the boats galley is always available for own cooking


£650.00 per person

The course:

During this five day sail & train event you will be trained by an RYA commercially endorsed Instructor. Upon successful completion you will receive the RYA Competent Crew Certificate.

Depending on bookings received, this course could be mixed ability, ie a combination of Competent Crew and Day Skipper students or Competent Crew and Coastal Skipper students

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

Prior experience: 


Ability after the course:

Able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines


RYA Practical courses organised by us are run through Fairview Sailing / Sailing Logic group

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