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

 

Recommended minimum age: 12 years

 

Language: This course is provided in English.

 

Number of students:   3

 

Cost:  1420 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:

  • Course divided over 2 weekend sessions on 2-4 August and 17-18 August - ONE LAST PLACE 
  • 5 consecutive days course on 5 to 9 August - FULLY BOOKED
  • Course divided over 2 weekend sessions on 17-18 August and 30 August to 1 September
  • 5 consecutive days course on 19 to 23 August - FULLY BOOKED
  • 5 consecutive days course on 16 to 20 September
  • Course divided over 2 weekend sessions on 6-8 and 21-22 September - FULLY BOOKED
  • 5 consecutive days course on 23 to 27 September
  • Course divided over 2 weekend sessions on 4-6 and 19-20 October - ONE LAST PLACE AVAILABLE
  • 5 consecutive days course on 7 to 11 October
  • 5 consecutive days course on 23 to 27 October
  • 5 consecutive days course on 28 October to 1 November
  • 5 consecutive days course on 11 to 15 November
  • 5 consecutive days course on 20 to 24 November

 

Course dates at our training centre in Nieuwpoort:

  • Course divided over 2 weekend sessions on 16-18 August and 31 August to 1 September
  • 5 consecutive days course on 26 to 30 August
  • Course divided over 2 weekend sessions on 14-15 September and 27-29 September
  • Course divided over 2 weekend sessions on 20-22 September and 18-19 October
  • Course divided over 2 weekend sessions on 4-6 October and 12-13 October
  • Course divided over 2 weekend sessions on 25-27 October and 9-10 November
  • Course divided over 2 weekend sessions on 1-3 November and 16-17 November
  • 5 consecutive days course on 4 to 8 November

Overview of all our RYA Sail Cruising offerings

 

 

RYA Start Yachting practical course

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

 

 

RYA Competent Crew - Sail

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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 - Sail

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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 - Sail

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Advanced skipper course for making long (day and night) coastal / offshore passages with emphasis on passage planning and navigation skills.

Yachtmaster Coastal prep-course/exam

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

 

Yachtmaster Offshore Prep-course/exam

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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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