Competent Crew 2018-03-13T08:28:31+00:00

RYA Competent Crew Practical Course

Client:     Beginners to Sail Cruising

Dates:   July 9-13 (full), September 10-14 (sold out)

Info:       Five day live-aboard.

The RYA Competent Crew is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers. Experience living on board and really get to know the boat. Virtually all the course is hands on. You are the crew – without you the sails won’t go up and the boat won’t be steered.

By the end of the course you should be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day duties on board. You should also have visited some interesting places and had an enjoyable holiday.

During the course, we cover the following topics:

  1.  Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat
  2. her rigging and sails, sail handling
  3. ropework
  4. fire precautions and fighting
  5. personal safety equipment
  6. man overboard
  7. emergency equipment
  8. meteorology
  9. seasickness
  10. helmsmanship
  11. general duties
  12. manners and customs
  13. rules of the road
  14. dinghies.

No experience necessary!

Fees and Booking

Price $1595.00.

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Register for the course

If you need a room before and after the course, we have negotiated a special Discovery Sailing room rate for your convenience.   If you would like to book a room using our Discovery rate (20% discount), please call or email Jeff Green at 902-627-3361 or at [email protected].

“Liked best: practical, hands on, Dave’s knowledge and capabilities.  Loved the entire week 100% more than I anticipated.  I am much more confident in my skills.  Lots of fun and laughs along the way.”


J.G., Competent Crew Student