The RYA Competent Crew course introduces the complete beginner to cruising and teaches personal safety, seamanship and helmsmanship, it is the ideal course for:
…at the end of the course you will have become, as the name suggests, a competent (and we hope confident) member of the crew.
You will spend all 5 days (or both weekends) aboard the yacht sailing around the Solent, your crew will be a mix of fellow Competent Crew and potentially some Day Skipper candidates.
We offer the option for you to book your own sleeping area for that extra privacy and comfort but if you are happy to share then we offer a discounted rate.
We run our courses with a maximum of 4 students normally 3. This offers each student much more hands on time and combined with the extra space onboard we find that by reducing the numbers it creates a better learning environment all round.
Our sailing school is based in Mercury Yacht Harbour on the River Hamble and sailing takes places in and around the Solent.
|Minimum Age||12 *|
|Course Content||Basic seamanship & helmsmanship|
Navigation & meteorology
|Ability after course||Useful crew member|
|Course duration||5 Days|
2 Day + 3 Day Weekend
|Student Ratio||3 – 4 depending on numbers booking own cabin option|
*Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
|5 Day Week||£699* / £525 – Mon to Fri|
|5 Day Weekend||£759* / £575 – Sat to Wed|
|2+3 Day Weekends||£920* / £640 – Sat/Sun & Fri/Sat/Sun|
|Start times||Sunday 1800|