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 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

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...

COURSE FULL 16th - 20th June 2021 Incorps a weekend £625 Book Now
COURSE FULL 21st -25th June £625 Book Now
COURSE FULL 7th - 11th July 2021 Incorps a weekend @ Ipswich £625 Book Now
COURSE FULL12th to 16th July 2021 @ Ipswich £625 Book Now
COURSE FULL 17th 18th July & 23rd 24th 25th July £625 Book Now
COURSE FULL 26th July to 30th Jul £625 Book Now
COURSE FULL 31st July 1st Aug & 6th 7th 8th Aug two weekends £625 Book Now
COURSE FULL 11th - 15th Aug Incorps a weekend £625 Book Now
COUSRE FULL 21st 22nd Aug & 28th 29th 30th Aug 2021 £625 Book Now
3rd 4th 5th Sept & 11th 12th Sept Two weekend course @ Ipswich £625 Book Now
18th 18th Sept & 24th 25th 26th Sept two weekend course (one place left! £625 Book Now
6th to 10th Oct @ Ipswich Incorps a weekend £625 Book Now
23rd 24th Oct & 29th 30th 31st Oct 2021 Two weekends @ Ipswich £625 Book Now
17th to 21st Nov 2021 incorps a weekend @ Ipswich £625 Book Now
27th 28th Nov & 3rd 4th 5th Dec 2021 Two weekends course @ Ipswich £625 Book Now
11th 12th Dec & 17th 18th 19th Dec two weekends @ Ipswich £625 Book Now

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