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