RYA Competent Crew is the basic RYA introductory crew training course for both the complete beginner and those who have some experience of either dinghy sailing or cruising. The RYA Competent Crew course can be completed by attending either five days or over weekends. The Competent Crew course is planned to give you as much fun and enjoyment as possible. While you learn to sail you will be taught about safety at sea and will be given lots of competent crewing opportunities. Master the RYA Competent Crew skills of steering, changing sails, reefing and tying the essential knots.
Living onboard throughout the RYA Competent Crew course, each night is spent in new place, allowing you to savour the delights of a real cruising experience. RYA Competent Crew candidates visit many of the quiet creeks, bustling fishing ports, anchorages and yacht harbours of the Solent and south coast of England. And in the evenings there is time to relax and reflect on the events of the day.
By the end of this course the successful RYA Competent Crew will have sufficient knowledge and skill to be a useful and able crew member on any sailing yacht.
The RYA Competent Crew course is also available overseas in warmer waters. Successful candidates are awarded the RYA Competent Crew course completion certificate.