RYA Competent Crew Course

About this course...

Competent Crew Course.

Practical courses are run from Neptune Marina Ipswich Suffolk, just 1 hour from Liverpool Street. (Comp crew courses are run with all day skipper practical dates) Over 5 consec days (incorps a weekend) or 2 weekend (one being a long weekend ) or 3 weekends in summer (see below for dates)

This course teaches you the basics of sailing and all the skills you need to be an effective member of a yacht crew. It is suitable for complete beginners or those with limited experience who want to ensure a sound foundation before the next level.

You will learn how to steer the boat on a compass heading, how to set and trim sails, operate winches, how to prepare a boat to enter and leave harbour and lock, how to pick up moorings and anchor, and ropework and knots.

You will live aboard the boat with the instructor and & other students/crew (you will be allocated a cabin on the first day) Each day will involve a mixture of short passages from port to port and intensive exercises. We will be in harbour or anchorage every night but on one evening you will get a few hours experience of night sailing.

The courses are always great fun. All meals are provided aboard but there will be opportunities to go ashore during some evenings.

Achievement: RYA Competent Crew. You will be welcome as crew aboard any yacht. Many owners and skippers are looking for crew and this certificate could be your passport to lots more sailing.

Oil skin waterproofs are supplied free of charge


Cost: 2 x weekend course £599 Or 5 Day course £565 (incorps a weekend)

Available dates for this course...

27th Sept to 1st Oct 2017 incorps a wkend @ Ipswich £565 Book Now
13th 14th 15th & 21st 22nd Oct Two wkends at Ipswich £565 Book Now
9th 10th 11th & 17th 18th March two weekend course @ Ipswich £499 Book Now
30th 31st March 1st 2nd 3rd April EASTER 2 x BH course £599 Book Now
4th to 8th April 2018 incorps a weekend £565 Book Now
28th 29th April 5th 6th 7th May two weekends and includes a BH £599 Book Now
19th 20th May & 26th 27th 28th May two weekends and BH course £599 Book Now
6th to 10th June incorps a weekend £565 Book Now

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