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Beginner Course - RYA Competent Crew

5 day competent crew course.

Cost:   £645  (High season April - October)

             £595 (Low season November - March)

Course Type: Practical.

This is the next step on your path to becoming a valuable member of the crew and to you enjoying the whole sailing experience by being actively involved in the handling/running of the yacht.

Latest Course Dates and Availability
Dates and Location Availability
22nd February 2020 - 26th February 2020
Spaces Available
28th February 2020 - 3rd March 2020
Spaces Available
5th March 2020 - 9th March 2020
16th March 2020 - 20th March 2020
Spaces Available
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Travel & Transfers

We can help advise you on your travel arrangements, including the transfer from Faro Airport to our yachts at Portimao Marina.

If arriving early for your course we can usually arrange to meet you at the marina and to arrange an overnight stay on the boat with breakfast included so that you are fresh and ready for the start of your course – Please ask for details.


Our Learn 2 Sail RYA Competent Crew course is suitable for:

  • Those seeking to achieve their competent crew course accreditation.
  • Those new to sailing and yachting.
  • Wives/ husbands/ partners looking to take on a more valuable role on a yacht.
  • Those out to become more confident and want to go further a field.
  • Those wishing to have a fun sailing experience with the support of RYA professional sailors.
  • New sailors so that they can confidently take on the challenge of a flotilla holiday.
  • Dinghy sailors moving up to sail yachts.

Your Competent Crew course will prepare you to be:

  • Confident at steering and handling the yacht under sail and power.
  • Knowledgeable in trimming your sails.
  • Aware of all safety aspect about the boat and how to operate emergency equipment.
  • Efficient at keeping an effective lookout.
  • A competent crew member.

By the end of the course you'll be:

  • A valuable member of the crew.
  • Confident to steer and sail a yacht.
  • Ready to tackle that flotilla holiday.
  • Eager to progress onto your Day Skipper Course.

Premium Training Scheme

If you would prefer a more beneficial teaching ratio of 3 : 1, then ask about our Premium Training Scheme, giving you more time on the water to practise those new skills and drills - costing a supplement of just £60 per day.

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