Hamble Yacht Services
Hamble House Gardens, Port Hamble, Hamble-le-Rice, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 4NN
New to sailing, spent some time on a yacht and don’t know your bow line from your bowline? Then this could be the course for you.
If you would like a more detailed look at the RYA Competent Crew syllabus then please have a look at Is the RYA Competent Crew course right for me?
RYA Competent Crew Course Content
Experience living on a yacht and visit different ports each night. Learn the fundamentals of handling a boat under sail and under engine. Learn to handle sails, tie knots, and become a useful member of crew.
Join the boat on Monday morning meet your instructor and crew, after a safety briefing set off returning Friday afternoon.
The RYA Competent Crew course notes, is a useful book both during the course and as an aid memoir after your course, and can be purchased for £10 please let us know when you are booking. We also have a section on sail handling that contains some worksheets you might find useful.
Book your RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course for £50 instead of £99
After your course
You will have an understanding of sailing and how to be a useful member or crew, gaining a recognised certificate.
Previous experience required None
Duration 5 days over 2 weekends
Max instructor ratio 5:1
Included on course
RYA accredited instructor, accommodation on board, gas, diesel, breakfast and lunch each day, 1 evening meal, and RYA log book.
To enable you to fully enjoy the course, you will require wet weather gear; a sleeping bag and pillow will also be required. Refer to our comprehensive kit list
Wondering what to do next?
Why not continue the RYA qualifications and complete the RYA Day Skipper Theory course.
Already completed the Day Skipper Theory, have a look at our dates for the Day Skipper Practical course.
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us?
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?
Learn more about the other foundation courses we offer, of perhaps learn how to become a skipper.
RYA One Day Courses
Earn Equinox Sea Miles for the nautical miles you sail with us and redeem them against further Equinox events.
Or perhaps purchase Equinox Sea Miles as a gift for a fellow sailor.