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Competent Crew

Competent Crew

The RYA Competent Crew is a fun course for beginners and those who want to become active crew members rather than just passengers. Almost the entire course is hands-on. We spend 5 days on board. During that time, we'll explore ports and anchorages. You'll experience life on a yacht.
You will be the crew. Without you, the sails won't set and the boat won't leave the dock or be steered!

What does the Competent Crew course include?

You don't need to worry about your knowledge of the sea. In this course, all you need is a strong desire to learn and have a great time.

Basic knowledge of the sea and a vessel
Instructors with a high level of experience
40 hours of onboard lessons
Official RYA Competent Crew certificate

What will you learn with the Competent Crew?

If you don't have extensive knowledge about sailing yet, this is your course.
You'll learn in English, everything you need to know to start sailing.

Basic Knowledge!

Basic knowledge of maritime terms and parts of a boat, handling sails, ropes, precautions and firefighting, personal safety equipment, man overboard procedures, emergency equipment, meteorology, etiquette, customs, and rules of navigation. We'll even discuss how to overcome seasickness.

Anchoring Skills

A significant portion of the course involves learning how to be part of a team, docking in a port, setting sail, anchoring in a bay for lunch, and many more skills. There's always time for swimming and relaxing on board.

Handling a vessel

After completing this course, you'll be able to steer a yacht, handle sails, row a dinghy, and assist in all the daily routines and duties on the yacht. You'll become a valuable member of the crew.

Prices for the Competent Crew Course

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Competent Crew

€800

Course Entirely in English

Max. 5 Students per Course

5 Days of Practical Training

Qualified Instructors

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"Includes VAT and Insurance. Does not include exam fee or certificate processing.

The course price does not include flights, meals ashore, the link to the RYA Essential Navigation online course, and the RYA Day Skipper Theory / online theory classroom.
It is highly recommended to have completed the RYA Essential Navigation course before the start of this course.

Check Available Dates

These are the available date for the Competent Crew course:

Location
Asignatura
Date Schedule Available places
RYA Competent Crew 08.04.2024 - 12.04.2024 09:00 - 18:00 Book for 800 €
RYA Competent Crew 21.05.2024 - 25.05.2024 09:00 - 18:00
Weekend:
09:00 - 18:00
Book for 800 €
RYA Competent Crew 23.10.2024 - 27.10.2024 09:00 - 18:00
Weekend:
09:00 - 18:00
Book for 800 €
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FAQs

The RYA Competent Crew course is a program designed for beginners and those who wish to become active crew members rather than just passengers on a yacht. It is a practical and enjoyable introduction to yacht sailing.

The main objective of the Competent Crew course is to provide students with the basic knowledge and practical skills required to be effective crew members on a yacht. It focuses on developing navigation skills, safety awareness, and teamwork.

No prior sailing experience is required. Enthusiasm to learn and become an active crew member is all that's needed.

No prior sailing experience is necessary. This course is designed for beginners.

The course places a strong emphasis on practical learning, so there is no formal examination. Instructors will assess students' performance in various tasks and skills during the course.

The course lasts for 5 days. It focuses on hands-on learning on board a yacht, where students learn while sailing.

You will acquire knowledge of basic navigation, sail handling, ropes, safety, fire fighting, emergency equipment, meteorology, and more.

Yes, the RYA Competent Crew certificate is internationally recognized and can serve as an initial step in your nautical training journey.

Yes, Escuela Náutica Neptuno is an approved center by the Royal Yacht Association. We are registered as "Neptun Maritime Training" and comply with all RYA requirements.
If you're seeking a comprehensive and globally recognized nautical education, the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Course at Escuela Náutica Neptuno is your ideal choice. We invite you to join us on this exciting nautical learning journey!

The RYA training system offers several advantages that we recommend to our students due to its effectiveness:

  • Excellence in learning to sail.
  • Content focused on practical navigation and improving specific skills.
  • Internationally recognized certification valid for sailing worldwide.
  • Easy and fast acquisition of professional credentials.

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