Anchorage RYA Sea School

RYA Competent Crew Course.

The RYA Competent Crew is the ideal course for the complete beginner to learn the basics and to enjoy the delights of sailing aboard a cruising yacht. It is also a good way for dinghy sailors to try yachting or for those who have already done some crewing but wish to learn the "right" way.

At the end of the 5 days you will have become, as the name suggests, a competent (and we hope) confident member of the crew.

You will be taught the fundamentals of crewing such as coming alongside, knots, nautical terms, sail handling and helming, as well as how to live in the environment of a cruising yacht.

During the RYA Competent Crew course you will spend all 5 days aboard the yacht visiting many of the harbours and anchorages of the Solent and if the weather allows, complete a longer passage. With a maximum of 5 students per course, your fully qualified instructor devotes plenty of time to your special needs.

Safety is paramount in all RYA courses and you will learn how to operate flares, lifejackets, safety harnesses, liferafts, how to assist the recovery of a man overboard and participate in at least one night sail.

At the end you will be awarded the RYA Competent Crew Certificate and be an asset to any crew you join.