RYA Competent Crew Course
Go-Sail.je RYA Competent Crew is the essential starting point for your RYA training. The course introduces the absolute beginner to the delights of sailing aboard a cruising yacht. It is also an ideal stepping stone for dinghy sailors to try yachting and for those who have already done some crewing but wish to learn more. At the end of the 5 day course you will have become, as the name suggests, a competent (and confident) member of the crew.
You will be taught the fundamentals of crewing such as knots, nautical terms, sail handling and helming, as well as how to "live" in the environment of a cruising yacht. During the course you will spend all 5 days living and sleeping aboard the yacht, visiting many of the beautiful harbours and anchorages of the Channel Islands and France. You are required to cook some meals onboard (food onboard is included in the course fee), however, as we visit both the other islands and France, if you wish to eat ashore, you are welcome to do so. We try to keep to no more than 4 students per course to allow your Go-sail.je instructor to devote plenty of time to your individual needs. Safety is paramount on all RYA courses and you will learn how to operate flares, lifejackets, safety harnesses, liferafts, how to assist in the recovery of a man overboard and participate in night time sailing during the course.
Please click here to read our course joining information pack for further information on your course.
If you can't find a suitable course date please contact us, we are happy to put on courses so long as there is sufficient demand.
Your Go-Sail.je course will teach you about personal safety equipment, seamanship and helmsmanship to the level required to be a useful member of crew aboard a cruising yacht
The course is 5 days with 4 nights aboard.
Pre-course Experience Recommended.
No previous experience is required.
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Typical Course Schedule
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Student / Instructor Ratio