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 Competent Crew Training

The first level in the Cruising scheme is Competent Crew. This course is designed for those with very little or no sailing experience, and is designed to make you into a useful crew member. 

You will learn how to hoist sails and trim them on all points of sailing, how to steer the boat under power and sail, and what to do in various emergencies. Although safety is an important part of the course, we also aim to have fun.

You will live on board the yacht during the course, and cruise around the local area during weekends, or venture further afield on the 5-day courses.

course duration
three weekends
two weekends or 3 days if start yachting certificate held
five days midweek

prior knowledge

qualification aim
RYA competent crew course completion certificate

course content
basic seamanship and helmsmanship

next course
day skipper shorebased

related courses
start yachting course
day skipper practical
VHF radio, first aid

Course fee: 660 for five day course or 675 for 2 weekends or 725 for three weekend course


All practical course cost are fully inclusive of food, mooring fees, fuel, & wet weather gear


Next five day course: Full


Next Weekend course:    Full


Please note if these dates are not suitable then please call us.