RYA Competent Crew

 

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. 

 

 

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Course content

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.

 

How to prepare yourself for this course

In order to get the most out of your course, we offer you the possibility to do our online pre-course knowledge quiz. The quiz helps you to test your knowledge and to assess whether you need more preparation in some areas. 

 

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.

 

What's included

  • Tuition by one of our RYA instructors
  • Accommodation on board in your own cabin (no sharing)
  • All meals and drinks on board 
  • All mooring fees
  • All fuel fees
  • Free parking at our premises 
  • Online pre-course knowledge quiz
  • Competent Crew course certificate

 

  

 

 

 

 

Details of this course

Duration: 

The course is available as 5 consecutive weekdays, or as 2 weekends of 2 and 3 days. If you have done the Start Yachting course, this course can be completed in 3 or 4 days

 

Location from where this course will be delivered:

  • Kats (Zeeland, the Netherlands)
  • Nieuwpoort (Belgium) 

 

Previous experience: None required, however having completed the RYA Start Yachting course is a plus

 

Assumed knowledge: Students are required to prepare themselves by reading the Competent Crew practical skills handbook. In addition, it is useful to complement this course with the RYA Essential navigation (online or classroom) theory course

 

Language: This course is provided in English.

 

Number of students:   3

 

Cost: 1195 euro for 5 consecutive days

            cost for course divided over 2 weekends on request

 

 

Next steps

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.

 

Supporting courses

We recommend the RYA Essential Navigation shorebased theory course as preparation for your Competent Crew practical course. This theory course is available at our classroom and online via the e-Learning platform.

 

 

Register for joining this course

Course dates at our training centre in Zeeland:

  • 5 day course from 27 to 31 March (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Course divided over 2 weekends on 31 March to 2 April and 15-16 April (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Course divided over 2 weekends on 1-2 April and 7-9 April
  • 5 day course from 5 to 9 April (FULLY BOOKED)
  • 5 day course from 12 to 16 April (FULLY BOOKED)
  • 5 day course from 17 to 21 April (ONE LAST PLACE AVAILABLE)
  • Course divided over 2 weekends on 21-23 April and 29-30 April (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Course divided over 2 weekends on 5-7 May and 13-14 May (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Course divided over 2 weekends on 12-14 May and 20-21 May (ONE LAST PLACE AVAILABLE)
  • 5 day course from 8 to 12 May (FULLY BOOKED)
  • 5 day course from 15 to 19 May (FULLY BOOKED)
  • 5 day course from 22 to 26 May (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Course divided over 2 weekends on 3-4 June and 16 to 18 June
  • 5 day course from 5 to 9 June
  • 5 day course from 10 to 14 June
  • 5 day course from 12 to 16 June
  • Course divided over 2 weekends on 17-18 June and 30 June-2 July
  • 5 day course from 19 to 23 June
  • 5 day course from 24 to 28 June
  • 5 day course from 24 to 28 July
  • Course divided over 2 weekends on 5-6 August and 11 to 13 August (ONE LAST PLACE AVAILABLE)

      Course dates at our training centre in Nieuwpoort:

      • 5 day course from 16 to 20 August
      • 5 day course from 23 to 27 August
      • 5 day course from 18 to 22 September
      • 5 day course from 18 to 22 October
      • 5 day course from 25 to 29 October
      • More dates of 2023 courses will be available soon

       

      Overview of all our RYA practical sailing courses

       

       

      RYA Start Yachting

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      Introductory course for beginning crew members, acquiring experience on board a sailing yacht

       

       

      RYA Competent Crew

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      Learn to steer, sail and manoeuvre a sailing yacht. This course lays the foundation for becoming a knowledgeable and active crew member

      RYA Day Skipper

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      Intermediate practical sailing course for competent crew members and beginning skippers, with focus on navigation and boat handling

       

       

      RYA Coastal Skipper

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      Advanced course for skippers, preparing them for long (day and night) coastal and offshore passages, with lots of emphasis on passage planning, safety and navigation skills.

      RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Prep

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      Five days of coaching by our chief instructor to prepare yourself for the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal examination

       

       

      RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Prep

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      Get yourself properly prepared for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore examination with some solid coaching and honing of your skills

       

       

       

       

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