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 x weekend (one being a long weekend ) or 3 weekends in summer (see below for dates) A small deposit secures your place, so book asap to get the place and date you want
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 & other Comp crew and Day skipper students (you will be allocated a cabin/bunk 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.
Some recent feedback
Fantastic experience and a fantastic instructor. Mark (Hamilton) takes you through each syllabus clearly, channeling his vast sailing knowledge into easy to follow language & direction. I have trained with Mark and have seen his care and attention to detail first hand. He instills a level of confidence in his students that allows them to push on to the next level of training or sailing capabilities with real belief and a sense of accomplishment. I just completed my first course with Hamilton Sailing, and was impressed enough to book a further two straight after ! You’ll be hard pushed to find a better or more experienced instructor as far as i’m concerned. Very friendly, approachable; he brings a calm sociable to the table. I was really REALLY surprised at how much we had covered when our group recapped our 5 days onboard. It didn’t feel like a rigid stuffy course, but areas of the coursework just soaked in. The boat too is beautiful and so easy to handle. I'm gonna have a hard time sailing with an ordinary tiller after being spoilt rotten onboard Sirius. Again, fantastic course and fantastic instructor ! .... Steve 2019
Oil skin waterproofs are supplied free of charge
All courses held at Neptune Quay Ipswich IP4 1QJ
Maximum student:instructor ratio 5:1
Available dates for this course...
|25th 26th july & 31st july 1st Aug 2nd Aug 2020 Two weekend course||£625||Book Now|
|14th 15th 16th Aug & 2nd 23rd Aug two weekends at Ipswich||£625||Book Now|
|29th 30th 31st Aug & 5th 6th Sept 2020 Two weekend course||£625||Book Now|
|12th 13th Sept & 18th 19th 20th Sept 2020 two weekend course||£625||Book Now|
|23rd - 27th Sept 2020 Incorps a weekend||£625||Book Now|
|16th 17th 18th Oct & 24th 25th Oct 2020 two weekend course||£625||Book Now|
|28th - 1st Nov 5 days incorps a weekend||£625||Book Now|
|6th 7th 8th Nov & 14th 15th Nov 2020 two weekends||£549||Book Now|
|20th 21st 22nd Nov & 28th 29th Nov 2020 Two weekends||£549||Book Now|
|4th 5th 6th Dec & 12th 13th Nov 2020 Two weekends||£549||Book Now|
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