RYA Competent Crew
A most-suitable course for beginners
The competent crew course is ideal for beginners. It’s the ideal course for those who want to be active crew members and not just passengers and for those who want to learn the basics and gain experience in order to move to the next step.
On our daily routine, we will have lunch and swim stops in one of the most idyllic bays of the Ionian islands and we will spend the night in a different destination at a time, where you will have the chance to explore the local culture and cuisine of Lefkada, Kefalonia, and Ithaca.
The yachts for Private Tuition are ready for accommodation by Sunday midday, the course starts on Monday and finishes on Saturday afternoon back in our base.
During the course you will learn how to steer, handle sails, tie knots, keep a lookout at sea and row a dinghy. You will learn how to react in emergency situations and how to participate in the day to day duties of the yacht as a confident crew member. You will have the chance to experience some night sail and to assist on a longer passage. By the end of the course you will be familiar with the yacht her sails and her equipment.
|Pre-Course Experience||No experience required.|
|Assumed Knowledge||No prior knowledge required.|
|Duration||5 days training + 1 extra day on board|
|Minimum Recommended Age||12|
|Students – Instructor Ratio||5:1 maximum|
|After the Course Experience||
|Certificate Granted ( upon succesful completion )||RYA Competent Crew Certificate|
Plus 50% for single cabin use
|Price for private tuition **|
INDIVIDUALS Join our tuition yacht together with other students and learn how to sail in the Ionian combing training with holidays. You will share the yacht with maximum another 4 students plus the instructor . Provisions for breakfast and lunch as well all the expenses of the yacht are included in the price. Accommodation may be shared and saloon berths may be used.
PRIVATE TUITION For small groups of friends and families who want to learn how to sail together the option of a private tuition is ideal as you won’t share the yacht with someone else except your instructor. Charter a coded vessel from our fleet considering a cabin for your instructor and combine training with holidays. (fuel, provisions, the cost of the instructor’s meals and mooring fees are not included in the price)
After the course having spent 6 days on our training yacht you will have the experience of at least 100 N.M and some night sail. You will be familiar with the day to day duties of a yacht and you will have all the necessary prerequisites for the next level.
After the course you will be given an individual full debrief from your instructor who will advise you on the next steps. The next step usually after the Competent Crew course is the Day Skipper theory course followed by the Day Skipper practical course.
Training by certified & experienced RYA instructors
RYA Competent Crew Handbook
Provisions for breakfast, snacks and lunch on board
Fuel, gas, water
Bed linen & towels
Course material available
WiFi unlimited internet (speed depending on mobile signal quality)
What’s not included
Cost of drinks & meals ashore
Cost of transfers and flights to / from our base
RYA Day Skipper Certificate
- Students – instructor ratio 5:1
- Minimum of 100 N.M
- Minimum of 6 Ionian destinations
- Experience night sail
- Crystal clear water anchorages
- Local cuisine & culture
- Combine training with holidays