RYA Competent Crew
Course pre-requisite: None. This is a beginners practical sea based course and assumes no previous sailing experience.
Course duration: 5 days or two weekends.
During this course you will build your confidence and skills needed to crew a sailing yacht under the direction of an experienced skipper. This is a practical sailing course at sea, just some of the key skills you’ll learn include handling the sails, steering the boat known as helming, sail changing, rope work and safety.
After successful completion of the Competent Crew course you will possess the ability and knowledge to confidently crew a yacht. You will be issued with either an Irish Sailing Association (ISA) or Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Competent Crew Certificate.
This course is run with a max ratio of 5 students to 1 instructor ensuring individual tuition and comfortable living conditions. Our cruising ground is the spectacular West Cork coast from Cork to Bantry Bay. You may spend 4 nights on board and the price is inclusive of all meals on board the sailing yacht and all equipment needed.
5 consecutive days:
- August 10th to 14th
- August 24th to 28th
- September 16th to 20th
- October 14th to 18th
- October 24th to 28th (mid-term)
Weekends, one 2 day and one 3 day:
- September 11th - 13th and 26th & 27th
- October 3rd & 4th and 9th – 11th
- November 7th& 8th and 20th -22nd