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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.

(Please note that we can provide a complete transfer package to/from Faro Airport to our yachts in Albufeira Marina which includes an extra nights stay onboard the yacht prior to your course starting - please ask for details).

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
21st November 2019 - 25th November 2019
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27th November 2019 - 1st December 2019
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4th December 2019 - 8th December 2019
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10th December 2019 - 14th December 2019
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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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