FROM €725

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.

This sailing course will teach you the skills you need to crew a sailing yacht under the direction of an experienced skipper. This is a practical sailing course at sea, and progresses on from the Start Yachting course. 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 together with an introduction to navigation.

Prerequisite: Start Yachting recommended not essential
All inclusive
5 day live-aboard
Meals included
Gear included
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Course outcome

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.

Additional information

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.

Course Dates

 

  1. Feb 8th - 10th & 23rd/24th
  2. March 8th - 10th & 23rd/24th
  3. March 15th - 19th (5 day course St Patricks weekend)
  4. April 5th - 7th & 27th/28th
  5. April 19th - 23rd ( 5 day course Easter B'Hol weekend)
  6. May 4th - 6th & 18th/19th

FAQ

No experience or sailing knowledge is needed to participate in this course.
On the day of your course, we'll provide with all the essential sailing gear at no additional cost. We recommend you wear comfortable clothing under your sailing gear, wear sunglasses and use sunscreen, and to bring a warm hat, gloves, and socks. Prior to the day of your course, we'll send you an email with more details on what you should bring with you.
Yes, please leave us a note during the checkout process with details on any special diets and/or allergies.
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is the UK national governing body for most forms of watersports activities. RYA certifications are the most internationally recognized yachting qualifications in the world. The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is the national governing body for sailing, powerboating, and windsurfing in Ireland.