RYA Competent Crew

RYA Competent Crew

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.

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.

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.

RYA Competent Crew

RYA Competent Crew Course Material

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

Discounted course when booked with RYA Competent Crew

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.

Course Details

Previous experience required None

Extended 7 days £ 700

Mid week courses £500 October – April, £525 May – September

Weekend courses £575

Available Dates

Available dates

To book

Booking Form

Included on course

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

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?

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 Specialist Courses

Learn more about the Specialist Courses we offer.

Further Information

Contact Us

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

Who are the RYA?

Find out more about the Royal Yachting Association (RYA): Who are the RYA?