RYA Competent Crew is the basic RYA introductory sailing course for both the complete beginner and those who have some experience of either dinghy sailing or cruising. The RYA Competent Crew course can be completed by attending either five days or over weekends. The Competent Crew course is planned to give you as much fun and enjoyment as possible. While you learn to sail you will be taught about safety at sea and will be given lots of competent crewing opportunities. Master the RYA Competent Crew skills of steering, changing sails, reefing and tying the essential knots. Living onboard throughout the RYA Competent Crew course, each night is spent in new place, allowing you to savour the delights of a real cruising experience.
If you want to find out whether you might love sailing then this is the course for you. You do not need to have any previous sailing experience. It provides an opportunity to be involved in handling the boat under sail and power and can be completed over a weekend. By the end of the course participants will have experienced steering the yacht, sail handling, rope work and be aware of safety on board.