RYA Competent Crew

RYA Comp Crew is a great way to learn to sail a yacht in the Solent or from Brighton! Get on board here as a sailing beginner and come off a well-accomplished member of the crew.  

If you want a  Taster Yachting Experience you can complete the initial learning experience on one of our all inclusive relaxed social yacht sailing taster weekends with 3 course meal, cheese board, wine with evening meal, G&T ‘Sundowners’, fresh brewed coffee and fantastic tuition if you just want to try out sailing without the pressure of a course environment and committing to the 5 day Comp Crew course.

These weekends or any previous experience can be used as your initial learning experiences and you purchase your further weekends later to complete the course or alternatively buy the 5 day course up front. 

Assumed Experience: None, but a bit of dinghy sailing helps.

You will learn all the basic skills of crewing on your sailing yacht as well as living aboard, visiting the beautiful anchorages and historic ports of the Solent and depending upon the weather, some longer passages. Your RYA sailing instructor will teach you, at your pace, all the basic nautical skills that you require to become a useful member of the yachts crew.You will learn to sail, all aspects of safety, knots, terms, rope handling skills, be taught how to react to a ‘man overboard’ situation and obtain at least 4 hours of night sailing experience.

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

See below for 2018 dates.

5 – Day Courses start either Sunday Evening and run until Friday afternoon 4pm – or Tuesday evening and run until Sunday afternoon 4pm. From Mercury Yacht Harbour, Hamble, Southampton or Brighton Marina:

This course is run every week and weekend. Please call us for the latest availability.

Weekend Courses – These run every weekend starting Friday at 6.30pm, please phone for exact dates. It will be run over 3 weekends.

Prices: -

Competent Crew Prices 2015
Format Oct – March inc. Apr – Sept inc.
5 Days Mon- Fri £510 £540
5 Days – 3 Weekends £580 £660

What’s Included:  All food except the evening of joining, wet weather gear and accommodation on board. Mooring fees are an extra and we suggest that you budget approximately £15 per weekend and £20 for 3 and 5 day courses.

The theory lessons and some powerboat courses can be completed at our inland RYA centre at Queen Mary Reservoir (close to Staines) based upon our large 500 acre Queen Mary Reservoir, and the practical courses either on the river Hamble from your yacht charter base at Mercury Yacht Harbour  or Brighton Marina (delivered by our yacht sailing partners).

Want more information or want to book?

Contact Us: email info@datchetwatersports.co.uk     Tel: 01753 683990

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