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Join us to put your new found skills into practice and complete the RYA Competent Crew or Day Skipper course over 7 days. The 7-days will provide the opportunity to explore new sea areas and get some proper sailing experience.
The course will start in Hamble, cross the Channel to the Islands and along the spectacular granite coastline of Brittany, before returning to Hamble.
Heavy weather options would explore west along the coast to Devon and possibly across the Channel during the weekThe trip is also available to those who wish to cruise, and not complete the RYA course.
The cost includes meals while sailing and mooring fees – there are no hidden costs but you expected to cover the costs of any meals ashore.
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 the first day, meet your instructor and crew, and after a safety briefing set off returning on the last day.
The RYA Competent Crew Skills is a useful book both during the course and as an aide memoire 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.
Discounted course when booked with RYA Competent Crew
Book your RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course for £50 instead of £99.
After your courseYou will have an understanding of sailing and how to be a useful member or crew, gaining a recognised certificate.
Previous experience required None
Duration 7 days
Max instructor ratio 5:1
Included on courseRYA accredited instructor, accommodation on board, gas, diesel, breakfast and lunch each day, 1 evening meal, and RYA log book.
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.
Want to experience night sailing and watch systems? Why not join us on one of our mile builders.
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us?
Learn more about the other foundation courses we offer.
Or perhaps learn how to become a skipper.
RYA Specialist Courses
- RYA VHF Course
- RYA First Aid
- RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety
- RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
- RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the Specialist Courses we offer.
Who are the RYA?
Find out more about the Royal Yachting Association (RYA): Who are the RYA?