You will be taught the fundamentals of crewing such as knots, nautical terms, sail handling and helming, as well as how to “live” in the environment of a cruising yacht. During the RYA Competent Crew course you will spend your time aboard the yacht visiting many of the beautiful harbours and anchorages along the Turkish coast, and if the weather allows, complete a longer coastal passage. With a maximum of 4 students per course, your fully qualified instructors devote plenty of time to your individual needs. Safety is paramount in all RYA courses and you will learn how to operate flares, lifejackets, safety harnesses, liferafts, how to assist the recovery of a man overboard and participate in at least four hours of night time sailing during the course.
You will be awarded the RYA Competent Crew Certificate and be an asset to any crew you join.
Experience Required: No previous experience necessary.
Course Duration: Courses start Saturday boarding at 17:00 returning to the marina around 16:00 on Friday. Students may stay on board until Saturday morning disembarking by 09:00.
The Competent Crew course introduces the complete beginner to cruising and teaches personal safety, seamanship and helmsmanship to the level required to be a useful member of crew of a cruising yacht.
Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails
Fire precautions and fighting
Personal safety equipment
Manners and customs
Rules of the road
Helmsmanship and sailing
Bedding, Towels, Fuel, Safety Equipment, Tuition, Logbook, Certification.
Transit Log (compulsory) £100 per boat shared between students, food & drink, travel to/from venue, Turkish visa if required, Instructors food and drink (to be provided at students expense)