RYA Competent Crew

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Overview

Course
Syllabus

RYA Competent Crew is a popular course aimed at beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers. You will experience living on board a cruising yacht and really get to know the boat. Through continuous guidance from your friendly and knowledgeable instructor, you’ll find that the course is entirely hands on enabling you to enjoy getting fully immersed.

Your time on board will be spent preparing and sailing the yacht on short passages, visiting rivers, marinas and picturesque anchorages across the Solent and Southampton Water. You will learn how to steer, handle sails, knots, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day-to-day duties on board. Knowledge of how to keep safe and what to do in an emergency is vital, so you will also learn how to operate flares, liferafts and how to assist the recovery of a man overboard.

RYA Competent Crew is open to anyone, and it’s an opportunity for an enjoyable holiday whilst learning a new skill. It’s likely you will spend time with others who are learning other RYA courses such as Day Skipper, additionally helping them to achieve their certificates whilst having a lot of fun.
Pre-Course
Experience
No experience required
Assumed
Knowledge
None
Student
Instructor Ratio
Maximum 3:1
Duration5 days (often run over 3 weekends or 3 days plus a weekend. If you have done the Start Yachting course, this course can be completed in 3 or 4 days).
Course
Content
  • Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat
  • Rigging and sails
  • Sail handling
  • Ropework
  • Fire precautions and fighting
  • Personal safety equipment
  • Man overboard
  • Emergency equipment
  • Tying knots
  • Meteorology
  • Seasickness
  • Helmsmanship
  • General duties
  • Manners and customs
  • Rules of the road
  • Dinghies
Ability after
Course
Able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day-to-day routines.

What’s Included

When you book a course with Urban Truant we do our best to ensure there are no extra fees – everything you need to complete your course is included:
  • Your own cabin on board a 41 foot yacht (NEW 2020)
  • All meals and refreshments whilst on board
  • All mooring fees
  • All fuel costs
  • Use of Urban Truant’s quality wet weather gear and safety kit
  • RYA certification for all successful students

At Urban Truant we feel it’s important to provide quality catering and pride ourselves on serving fresh tasty food wherever possible. We are also happy to cater for different dietary requirements upon request.

Course Dates

Below are listed our available dates. If you cannot see dates that you require, please get in touch with us and we may be able to to arrange a more suitable date.

Please note. To complete your qualification, you are required to complete 5 days of training on board.

£390.00 = 2 - day course
£585.00 = 3 - day course
£975.00 = 5 - day course

2021 Dates
Monday 20 September
to
Friday 24 September
FULL
£898.00
Monday 11 October
to
Friday 15 October
FULL
£898.00
Monday 25 October
to
Friday 29 October
FULL
£898.00
Monday 01 November
to
Friday 05 November
FULL
£898.00
Monday 08 November
to
Friday 12 November
FULL
£898.00
Monday 15 November
to
Friday 19 November
FULL
£898.00
2022 Dates
Monday 28 February
to
Friday 04 March
AVAILABLE
£975.00
Monday 07 March
to
Friday 11 March
AVAILABLE
£975.00
Saturday 12 March
to
Monday 14 March
AVAILABLE
£585.00
Monday 21 March
to
Friday 25 March
AVAILABLE
£975.00
Monday 28 March
to
Friday 01 April
AVAILABLE
£975.00
Monday 04 April
to
Friday 08 April
AVAILABLE
£975.00
Saturday 16 April
to
Wednesday 20 April
AVAILABLE
£975.00
Saturday 30 April
to
Wednesday 04 May
AVAILABLE
£975.00
Monday 02 May
to
Sunday 08 May
FULL
£975.00
Monday 16 May
to
Friday 20 May
AVAILABLE
£975.00
Monday 13 June
to
Friday 17 June
AVAILABLE
£975.00
Saturday 02 July
to
Monday 04 July
AVAILABLE
£585.00
Monday 11 July
to
Friday 15 July
AVAILABLE
£975.00
Friday 15 July
to
Sunday 17 July
AVAILABLE
£390.00
Monday 18 July
to
Friday 22 July
AVAILABLE
£975.00
Monday 25 July
to
Friday 29 July
AVAILABLE
£975.00
Monday 15 August
to
Friday 19 August
AVAILABLE
£975.00
Monday 05 September
to
Friday 09 September
AVAILABLE
£975.00
Saturday 10 September
to
Monday 12 September
AVAILABLE
£585.00
Monday 19 September
to
Friday 23 September
AVAILABLE
£975.00
Friday 23 September
to
Sunday 25 September
AVAILABLE
£390.00
Monday 03 October
to
Friday 07 October
AVAILABLE
£975.00

Take advantage of our Combined Learning Packages

RYA Competent Crew
RYA Competent Crew
RYA Essential Navigation
RYA Essential Navigation
£998 Combined Price: £949

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