To sail or not to sail? That isn’t a question. Because you don’t have to sail but it’s necessary. We can see that on your faces when wind fills up the sails and yacht starts going forward. The only thing that reminds you you’re not flying is the sound of the sea under a yacht. Discover other connections between sailing and flying on the RYA Competent Crew course for the beginners.
RYA Competent Crew – What will you learn?
RYA Competent Crew course sets firm foundations for all the other RYA courses and further development of sailing skills. From the first day of the course you will be the crew and without you a yacht won’t be able to set sails. Also, you will spent all five days of the course aboard of a sailing yacht and you will learn about all aspects of life on a boat – from safety, sleeping, responsible use of water and electricity, storing and preparation of food, to showering.
Besides learning why and how a sailing yacht sails and lots of practice so it all sits well you will learn how to helm, handle sails and ropes, to tie knots and the yacht as well as how to anchor. You will also learn basics rules of the road and how weather affects sailing. You will learn how to make a lasso for catching cleats and buoys, what to do in case of man overboard situation and how to use rubber dinghy.
As a part of the course you will get very illustrative handbook that will help you to master the theory part of the course. Every morning the course starts with theory lesson in the classroom or on the yacht. After that we sail till lunch break, anchor on some of the neighbouring villages. After the break we sail till the return to marina in the late afternoon.
RYA Competent Crew – Certificate after the course
After you successfully finish the course and after instructors’ positive evaluation of your progress you will get internationally accepted RYA Competent Crew certificate. That confirms that you have successfully covered all parts of the RYA Competent Crew syllabus. You will also get a RYA Logbook as a confirmation of your miles sailed, acquired skills and knowledge.
RYA Competent Crew course aim:
To learn the basics of sailing and life aboard of a sailing yacht and become a useful crew member who helps skipper of the yacht while sailing and around everyday duties.
Skills and knowledge after the RYA Competent Crew course:
Experience after the RYA Competent Crew course:
● 5 days aboard a yacht, 100 nautical miles – logged in the RYA Logbook
Certificate after the RYA Competent Crew course:
● RYA Competent Crew, after instructor’s positive evaluation of the progress during the course
Program of the RYA Competent Crew course
Duration: 5 days
Language of the course: English
Arrival and first meeting: Saturday – 18:00*, ACI marina Jezera, Obala Sv. Ivana BB, Jezera
*Please be so kind and let the instructor know if you’re not able to arrive on time
Start of the course: Sunday morning
Theory introduction Sailing
Lunch break Sailing
Return to marina
End of the course: Thursday afternoon
Accommodation: Aboard of a sailing yacht in a double bed cabins (one bed cabins available upon additional payment)
Sailing area: Island of Murter and its’ neighbouring islands and villages
Sailing plan is subject to change depending on the current weather conditions and the forecast. Safety first!
DATES AND PRICES
03.08.-08.08.2019 937 EUR
10.08.-15.08.2019 937 EUR
17.08.-22.08.2019 937 EUR
31.08.-05.09.2019 881 EUR
21.09.-26.09.2019 881 EUR
05.10.-10.10.2019 839 EUR
12.10.-17.10.2019 839 EUR
19.10.-24.10.2019 839 EUR
Price of the RYA Competent Crew course includes:
The format of the dates is European (DD.MM.YYYY)
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