Competent Crew


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Duration: 5 Days (Monday to Friday) or 3 weekends (reduced to 2 weekends for holders of the RYA Start Yachting certificate) or one 3 day Bank Holiday weekend and 1 normal weekend

Previous Experience: None Required. This course introduces the absolute beginner to the enjoyment of sailing on a modern cruising yacht. The course is ideal for dinghy sailors new to sailing on a yacht, or those who have crewed on a yacht before but would like to learn the right way. Some of the most fundamentally important elements of sailing are taught on this course. It aims to build beginner sailors into confident competent members of any crew. The course is designed to provide as much fun and enjoyment as possible in a safe an reassuring environment.

The competent crew course is very hands on, with a lot of time spent just sailing, and understanding how it works. You will spend all five days onboard the yacht and visit many beautiful scenic anchorages and harbours from Co. Louth to Wicklow. There is a maximum student instructor ratio of 5:1, so your instructor can really devote plenty of time to your individual needs. Safety is paramount on all RYA/ ISA courses and you will learn how to operate flares, lifejackets, safety harnesses, liferafts and how to assist the recovery of a man overboard and you will experience in at least four hours of night sailing during the course. By the end of the course, you will be an asset to any yacht.

Whats included:  Tuition, accomodation onboard, food, fuel, marina fees and use of our offshore waterproof clothing.

Whats not included:  Sleeping Bag, Footwear, Towel, Personal Toiletries, Changes of Clothes, and Pocket Money for a beer or a soft drink.

Next Step: RYA/ISA Dayskipper Shorebased Navigation Course or the RYA/ISA Dayskipper all in one practical and shorebased course.

Course Costs: 5 day Course or 2 Weekends ( one is a long weekend) 710€


Click here for the Competent Crew Syllabus