Competent Crew Course – Syllabus and Guide
The Competent Crew course introduces the complete beginner to sailing a yacht, teaching all aspects of personal safety, seamanship & helmsmanship to the level required to be a useful member of a cruising yacht.
Pre course Experience :- None
Assumed Knowledge :- None
Minimum Age :- None
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.
Ability after course :- Able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines
Minimum Duration :- 5 Days. These can be consecutive or completed over 3 weekends or 3 days plus a weekend. If you have done the Start Yachting course, the competent crew course can be completed in 3 or 4 days
Next Steps :- RYA Day Skipper Course
Knowledge of Sea Terms & Parts of a Boat
Fire Precautions & Fighting
Personal Safety Equipment
Manners & Customs
Rules of the Road
Further details of the Competent Crew course can be found on the RYA Website.