The Competent Crew course is designed for students that have been sailing a few times and now want to learn in a structured manner the basics to then move forward to the Day Skipper

Pre-course experience:

None

Assumed knowledge:

None

Minimum duration:

5 days

Minimum age:

16

Course content:

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 and customs, rules of the road, dinghies

Ability after course:

By the end of this 5 day course you will have literally ‘learned the ropes’ and have a good understanding of what it takes to crew a modern yacht. After the course you should be able to get on any yacht and be able to be a real part of the crew, knowing how to use the winches and sail controls, to steer, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines at your Skippers direction.

Booking:

Please feel free to call or e-mail us regarding course dates if not listed on this site….  We try to be flexible and may do a course date around your requirements  You can also click on our Student resources page to pay the deposit and buy any books you may require.

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