RYA Competent Crew Course

The RYA Competent Crew Course is an excellent starting point for your sailing activities and a great springboard for the RYA Day Skipper Course. It is a 5 day course for those who want to learn to be an active and confident part of the crew. You will live on board for the duration of the course sailing to some wonderful and exciting parts of the Solent, staying in different harbours overnight. By the end of the 5 days you will be able to fully participate in sailing the yacht including sail handling, taking responsibility for the helm, keeping lookout etc.

Do I need previous experience?

No, the competent crew assumes no prior knowledge or experience.

There is no minimum age limit.

What will I learn? 

During the 5 day course you actually get a chance to learn to ‘live’ onboard and will be introduced to the parts of the boat and the safety procedures, engine controls, leaving and coming alongside, steering the yacht under power and sailing using different points of sail, sail handling, man overboard, anchoring and rope work skills learning the most widely used knots.

Course Schedule

Monday to Friday 0930 – variable

If taken after Start Yachting Course the Competent Crew can be completed in 3 days – Friday – Sunday 0930 – variable

If taken over 3 weekends Friday – Sunday 0930 – variable

Course includes:

  • All Moorings
  • Expert tuition
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Waterproofs
  • Free parking at Saxon Wharf Marina

Course Costs


Course Location

Unit 6 Saxon Wharf Marina


SO14 5QF

Own boat tuition

This course can run on your boat for yourself or your group. Own boat training cost start from £250.00 plus VAT  per day. Please contact us for more information regarding own boat tuition.


To book please look at our course dates below, email us or phone us on 02381 242159.

If you have any questions, or want to know if the course is right for you, or just want to talk in more detail about the course, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.