Practical » RYA Competent Crew

Who is it for?

The RYA Competent Crew is the starting point for your sailing. It is the recommended course if you have never sailed before or you have sailed only as a non-active passenger.

RYA Competent Crew – Minimum requirements

No previous experience required!

What do you get?

The RYA Competent Crew course will introduce you to all key aspects of sailing a yacht. The course is designed to provide a lot of learning for beginners or first-time sailors in a fun and safe environment. By the end of the week, you will:

White Wake Sailing - RYA Competent Crew

– be a competent member of the crew

– feel confident to play an active role performing all manoeuvres onboard

– be one step closer to becoming an RYA Day Skipper yourself

– have sailed among the most beautiful waters and bays in Croatia

– have made lifelong friends!

How to book

Scroll the list of the courses in the box to the right (desktop) or at the bottom (mobile) of the page, choose the date that suits you, and click on it to start the booking process

RYA Competent Crew – Program

You will be taught the fundamentals of crewing a yacht. Essential knots, nautical terms, sail handling and helming just to start with. You will also learn how to navigate in the traditional way, using lighthouses and conspicuous points to fix a position on the chart. You will take an active part in all manoeuvres, including mooring, anchoring, navigating etc.
Since safety is paramount in all of our courses, you will also learn how to operate flares, lifejackets, safety harnesses, liferafts. You will assist the skipper to recover a man overboard and participate in at least four hours of night time sailing.
You will spend the week aboard the yacht, visiting many beautiful bays and harbours in Croatia.

With a maximum of 5 students per yacht, your instructors can devote plenty of time to your needs and focus the program on the areas you need most.

At the end of the course you will be awarded the RYA Competent Crew Certificate!

The RYA Competent Crew course is the first step towards attending the RYA Day Skipper practical and obtain the Day Skipper license

Cost

From 999 to 1,099 Euro, depending on the season

What’s included and what is not:

Included: 

– 6 full days tuition from an RYA qualified instructor
– Accommodation in a shared cabin onboard a modern yacht
– RYA Competent Crew Handbook
– RYA scheme Logbook
– Linens & towels
– Final boat cleaning
– Marina fees at home port
– Competent Crew certificate (if successful)

Extras:

– Food and drinks (also for the instructor)
– Marina / anchorage fees outside of home port
– Diesel and Croatian tourist tax (approx 20 Euro p/p)
– Travel to/from Primosten

Location & time

Start: Saturday at 14:00
End: Saturday at 9:00
possibility to leave already on the Friday evening

Marina Kremik, Primosten (HR) is conveniently located only 30 min drive from Split International Airport.

Since our courses start on the Saturday afternoon at 14:00, you have plenty of time to fly or drive and arrive at the marina. And if your plane lands a bit later, it is no problem!
We will return back to the marina on the Friday afternoon, and we will first enjoy a drink together to celebrate and debrief the achievements of the week.

Afterwards we will have time for a shower, chill and then you are free to either leave or stay for dinner together with the rest of the crew and leave on the Saturday morning by 9:00

How to book

Scroll the list of the courses in the box to the right (desktop) or at the bottom (mobile) of the page, choose the date that suits you, and click on it to start the booking process

For a detailed description of the RYA Competent Crew Syllabus click HERE