About the event
This is the first three-day weekend of a fantastic five day course where you live on board your yacht and learn to sail it! You will work towards the RYA Competent Crew Certificate.
We run this 5 day course over 2 CONSECUTIVE weekends (a 3-day weekend followed by a 2-day weekend) - perfect if you're short of holiday and can't take five whole days out of the office!
This course is aimed to encourage you out on the water and have fun doing it! During the course, you spend 5 nights on board the boat, really seeing how sailing life suits you. Get involved! From cooking to tying the boat up in the marina - everything becomes a fun team effort.
The RYA Competent Crew Syllabus covers all the basics of being on a boat. We coach you so you are able to steer the boat under sail and motor power, understand all terms used on board, practice mooring techniques and even help you to row a dinghy!!
You will meet great like minded people who will become your friends (and family for the next five days) - and that you can go out sailing confidently with. During the weekends there will be lots to learn and you'll have some unforgettable experiences that will leave you wanting more!
Each night you will end up in a new port to explore, where you will sit down with your skipper and fellow crew mates to go through the events and experience of the day. By the end of the five days you should have sufficient knowledge to be able to be a 'competent' part of the crew on any sailing yacht.
Your RYA instructor will be there to help you through anything you are unsure of and will coach you all the way, including handy tips to help remember things. She is there to help you, to make sure you learn as much information that time allows! She loves to teach and encourage new people to learn the sport that she loves so much.
It's great fun, a course split over 5 days that will make you leave wanting to come back again, with newfound friends and a newfound love of sailing, what is there not to like?