RYA Competent Crew

Ready for more fun on the water? Learn to sail with Fastack South Solent Sailing School.
Do you want to be more than a passenger? Are you ready to start some club racing or do you want to take an active part on your next cruising holiday? Then our RYA Competent Crew course is perfect for you!

Learn to sail on our Competent Crew sailing course.
The course is designed for sailors who want to consolidate sailing skills, and experience offshore and night sailing. The techniques and precise manoeuvres you learn in this course will give you a deserved sense of accomplishment.

The location: You’ll be learning in the UK’s ultimate sailing destination, the Solent, home of the renowned Cowes Week, Round the Island and Fastnet regattas and fringed by the spectacular Jurassic Coast. Regular overnight anchorages and marinas include Gosport, Hythe, Lymington, Hamble, Southampton, Beaulieu, Portsmouth and Poole on the mainland and Cowes, Newtown Creek and Yarmouth on the scenic Isle of Wight.

Why take your Start Yachting course with us?

Our School Principal "Dave" has been a freelance sailing instructor for many years and has instructed for many of the sailing schools on the Solent. Dave has used this time gathering client feedback to develop his school to include many things to make your stay more comfortable, see our why us page for more info!

Syllabus: 

  • Reefing the mainsail
  • Personal safety equipment
  • Sail handling
  • Rope work and knots
  • Dinghy towing and rowing
  • Poling the headsail & foredeck work
  • Emergency equipment
  • Meteorology & basic chartwork
  • Man overboard procedure
  • Safety and equipment
  • Living aboard
  • Headsail changes underway
  • Provisioning and cooking
  • Docking, mooring & anchoring
  • Knowledge of terms & parts of the boat
  • Rules of the road
  • Safety check lists
  • Helmsmanship and sail trim
  • Stowage/pack up of gear

Prior experience and training: None. A total of 5 days training is required to achieve this certificate. The two day Start Yachting course can count towards 2 days of this.

Duration:  This course is offered as a 5 day live aboard course from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday or as a 2 plus 3 days course over weekends. Start Yachting graduates need only do a 3 day course to achieve their Competent Crew Certificate.

Price:  £559  (£759 for single cabin) or £300 for our Start Yachting graduates.

Upcoming dates:  All weeks/weekends available

 

DATES                      YACHT 1 - YACHT 2

6th - 7th Jan -          5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

8th - 12th Jan -        5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

13th - 14th Jan -      5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

15th - 19th Jan -       5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

20th - 21st Jan -      5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

22nd - 26th Jan -     5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

27th - 28th Jan -      5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

29th - 2nd Feb -       5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

3rd - 4th Feb -          5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

5th - 9th Feb -          5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

10th - 11th Feb -       5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

12th - 16th Feb -       5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

17th - 18th Feb -       5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

19th - 23rd Feb -       5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

24th - 25th Feb -      5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

26th - 2nd Mar -       5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

3rd - 4th Mar -          5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

5th - 9th Mar -           5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

10th -11th Mar -        5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

12th - 16th Mar -       5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

17th - 18th Mar -       5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

19th - 23rd Mar -       5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

24th - 25th Mar -      5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

26th - 30th Mar -      5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

31st - 1st April -         5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

2nd - 6th April -        5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

7th - 8th April -         5 Spaces  - 5 Spaces

9th - 13th April -        5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

14th - 15th April -      5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

16th - 20th April -     5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

21st - 22nd April -     5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

23rd - 27th April -      5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

28th - 29th April-       5 Spaces - 5 Spaces

 

 

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