RYA Competent Crew

RYA Competent Crew

RYA Competent Crew Course Content

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.  The RYA Competent Crew course is an ideal introduction for those new to sailing or dinghy sailors who wish to progress into the RYA Cruising scheme.

Experience living on a yacht and visit a different port 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.

We run the RYA Competent Crew course as a 7 day extended course,  mid week 5-day course or over a 2-day weekend and a 3-day weekend from our base in Hamble.  Enjoy sailing the sheltered waters of the Solent during your course.  Our Extended 7 day course allows additional time to complete your course and visit ports and harbours further afield than you might do during a 5 day course.

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

We now have RYA Competent Crew Course Material to accompany your RYA Competent Crew Course.

Book the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course for £45 instead of £90 if booked at the same time as the Competent Crew course. The Essential Navigation and Seamanship course offers you an insight to essential navigation and seamanship skills and is an introduction to theory behind the practical side of sailing.

After your course
You will have an understanding of the basic knowledge and skills involved in sailing and how to be a useful member or crew. You will have gained a recognised certificate.

Previous experience required None
Extended 7 days £ 700
Mid week courses £475 October – April, £500 May – September
Weekend courses £550

Available dates

Booking Form

Included on course
RYA accredited instructor, accommodation on board, gas, diesel, breakfast and lunch each day, 2 evening meals, RYA log book and mooring fees.

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 or perhaps learn how to become a skipper.

RYA One Day Courses
RYA VHF Course
RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the One Day Courses we offer.

If you have any other question please contact us or check out our FAQ page.

Who are the RYA?