What do you learn on Competent Crew course?

What do you learn on Competent Crew course?

What does our Competent Crew course entail? You’ll live on a yacht, spending a week cruising around the sunny Ionian Islands. Along the way you’ll learn sail handling and trimming, nautical terms, useful knots, and how to steer the boat on a compass course. The course is good fun and a great way to learn how to sail!

How long is Competent Crew course?

5 days. Often run over 3 weekends or 3 days plus a weekend. If you have done the Start Yachting course, this course can be completed in 3 or 4 days.

Do you need Competent Crew before day skipper?

Yes you can! The RYA Minimum requirements for taking the Day Skipper practical course are to have logged 5 days onboard a cruising yacht, 100NM & 4 night hours. This would have been covered on the Competent Crew course.

What does the Royal Yachting Association do?

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is a United Kingdom national governing body for sailing, dinghy sailing, yacht and motor cruising, sail racing, RIBs and sportsboats, windsurfing and personal watercraft and a leading representative for inland waterways cruising.

What can you do with Competent Crew?

The Competent Crew course is much more than it sounds. It teaches you all about how to sail a yacht, all the deckwork, sail handling, maneouvering under sail, helmsmanship, ropes and knots, anchoring and mooring, and of course safety.

What can you do with competent crew?

Does competent crew expire?

This goes for the spectrum of certificates from RYA Competent Crew to RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean. These certifications are renewable every 5 years and all instructors must attend a two day assessment on the water with an RYA Examiner.

Can you do day skipper practical without theory?

Strictly speaking, a student can complete the practical Day Skipper Course without the Theory element. The time allocated is sufficient to cover the Day Skipper Practical Course Syllabus but there is not enough time to cover the Theory Course Syllabus as well.

What qualifications do day skippers need?

Strictly speaking, as a bare minimum, candidates looking to take the 5-day RYA Day Skipper practical course must be at least 16 years of age and have at least 5 days on-the-water sailing experience including 4 night hours and 100 miles logged.

Is the Royal Yachting Association a charity?

UKSA is a thriving charity that exists to widen access to the maritime industry, enhancing life skills and employment opportunities within the sector.

What does RYA membership give you?

The support of the Membership base enables the RYA to lobby and campaign on critical issues, including safety, access and freedom to go afloat; to support sport and club development at 1,500 affiliated clubs and classes and 2,400 RYA Recognised Training Centres worldwide; and to help the country’s most talented young …

What is the RYA Competent Crew course?

The RYA Competent Crew course introduces the complete beginner to cruising and teaches personal safety, seamanship and helmsmanship, it is the ideal course for: A complete beginner to try their hand at yachting and learn the basics

What happens on a crew course?

…at the end of the course you will have become, as the name suggests, a competent (and we hope confident) member of the crew. You will spend all 5 days (or both weekends) aboard the yacht sailing around the Solent, your crew will be a mix of fellow Competent Crew and potentially some Day Skipper candidates.

Why choose a yacht sailing course?

A complete beginner to try their hand at yachting and learn the basics To discover the delights of sailing aboard a cruising yacht for the first time …at the end of the course you will have become, as the name suggests, a competent (and we hope confident) member of the crew.

What skills do you need to be a boat crewman?

Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails, sail handling, ropework, fire precautions and fighting, personal safety equipment, man overboard, emergency equipment, meteorology, seasickness, helmsmanship, general duties, manners Able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines