RYA Competent Crew Course

Aim: To introduce the complete beginner to cruising and to teach personal safety, seamanship and helmsmanship to the level required to be a competent member of the crew of a cruising yacht.

Suggested minimum pre-course experience: None

Assumed knowledge: None

Competent crew course content:
Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails
Sail handling
Ropework
Fire fighting and fire precautions
Personal safety equipment
Man overboard
Distress signals
Manners and customs
Rules of the road
Dinghies
Meteorology
Helmsmanship and sailing
General crewing duties

Duration of stay: 5 days training

Ability after course: Competent and useful crew member

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