Duration -5 Days, 1800 on the day before, until approx 1630 on the last day.
Residential? - Yes.
Minimum Age - 12 years (Under 18 accompanied only)
Prior Experience - None.
Course Qualifications - RYA Competent Crew Certificate
What do I need to bring?
Warm Layers, Boots/Old Trainers. Sun cream, Sun Hat, Warm Hat. Sleeping Bag.
Lifejackets, Wet Weather Gear, Food, Drinks, Pillows.
A more thorough five full days introduction into the sport of yacht sailing, this course can be done in one week or spread over weekends. Students will live on board one of our modern, well maintained cruising yachts, and experience all aspects of sailing. Our friendly instructors will ensure you not only complete the Competent Crew syllabus but also introduce some boat handling under sail and power. By the end of the course you will be both competent and confident to sail with others and have learnt all that is required to crew effectively. Five Day Courses run from Sunday 1800 to Friday 1600, all food is provided on board except one evening meal which are usually taken ashore (although if as a crew you decide you wish to sample the local fare on more nights we can arrange it). Accommodation is on board for the week.
Weekend Course are spread over two weekends, one runs from Friday night to Sunday afternoon and the other either encompasses the Friday or the Monday. Again accommodation is on board and all meals are provided except one evening meal each weekend. If you have completed a Start Yachting Weekend then this can be used as the first weekend of your Competent Crew Course.
Meals on board are inclusive, those on shore are at your expense.