The RYA Competent Crew course is a 5 day course for beginners or those wishing to build on the skill they have learned during the RYA Start Yachting course. It is the foundation for anyone who would like to become an active and knowledgeable crew member.
Experience living on board and really getting to know the yacht. Virtually the whole course is hands-on. You are the crew - without you the sails won't go up and the yacht won't be steered. This course is available as 5 consecutive days on board, or can be divided up over 2 weekends of 2 and 3 days each.
Enjoy the sailing and learn many new nautical terms and names of parts of a yacht, her rigging and sails, sail handling, ropework, safety measures, fire precautions, personal safety equipment, executing the man-over-board drill, emergency equipment, meteorology, helmsmanship, manners and customs, rules of the road, and much more.
Ability after the course
By the end of the course you should be able to steer, handle sails, keep a proper lookout, use the engine, and assist in daily routines on board. You should also have visited some of the many interesting places in Zeeland and its coastal area. This course will provide you with a good foundation for many years of confident cruising.
After successfully completing this course, it is time to go sailing as much as you can and build up experience based on your acquired Competent Crew skills. Our C-MASTERS Experience Builders and Mile Builders are ideal to get you to the next level. Enjoyed the sailing and eager to take control over the yacht ? Then come back and join our RYA Day Skipper course.
We recommend the RYA Essential Navigation shorebased theory course as preparation for your Competent Crew practical course. The course is available at our classroom and online via the e-Learning platform.