Bareboat Yacht Charter & Sailing Holidays in Turkey

Sailing Holidays in Turkey

Competent Crew

Competent Crew Program

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.

 

Competent Crew Syllabus

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

  • Sufficient knowledge to understand orders given concerning the sailing and day to day running of the boat.

Sail Handling

  •  Bending on, setting, reefing and handling of sails
  •  Use of sheets and halyards and their associated winches

Ropework

  •  Handling ropes, including coiling, stowing, securing to cleats and single and double bollards
  •  Handling warps
  •  Ability to tie the following knots and to know their correct use: figure-of-eight, clove hitch, rolling hitch, bowline, round turn and two half hitches, single and double sheet bend, reef knot

Fire precautions and fighting

  • Awareness of the hazards of fire and the precautions necessary to prevent fire. Knowledge of the action to be taken in the event of fire

Personal safety equipment

  • Understands and complies with rules for the wearing of safety harnesses, lifejackets and personal buoyancy aids

Man overboard

  • Understands the action to be taken to recover a man overboard

Emergency equipment

  • Can operate distress flares and knows when they should be used
  • Understands how to launch and board a liferaft

Manners and customs

  • Understands accepted practice with regard to: use of burgees and ensigns, prevention of unnecessary noise or disturbance in harbour including courtesies to other craft berthed
  • Aware of the responsibility of yacht skippers to protect the environment

Rules of the road

  • Is able to keep a safe and efficient lookout at sea

Dinghies

  • Understands and complies with the loading rules.
  • Is able to handle a dinghy under oars

Meteorology

  • Awareness of forecasting services and knowledge of the Beaufort scale

Seasickness

  • Working efficiency is unaffected/partially affected/severely affected by seasickness

Helmsmanship and sailing

  • Understands the basic principles of sailing and can steer and trim sails on all points of sailing
  • Can steer a compass course, under sail and power

General duties

  • Has carried out general duties satisfactorily on deck and below decks in connection with the daily routine of the vessel

 

What’s Included:

Bedding, Towels, Fuel, Safety Equipment, Tuition, Logbook, Certification.

Not Included: 

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)

 

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about-usSailinturkey is a Company based in Adakoy Marina Marmaris, a very beautiful and safe mooring for yachts in Turkey. The company is totally owned and managed personally by ourselves, Mark Foster and Stephanie Williams. Mark was the Turkish Country Manager then the Manager for Europe for Sunsail for many years and Stef became the Turkey Country Manager again for many years.

Frankly, we are much happier running our own small team in exactly the way we wish to rather than for a big brand. Personal, bespoke and unsurpassed service is what we promise and we have many testimonials from both yacht owners and sailors endorsing this. We endeavour to make the whole experience throughout as perfect as we can make it. Whether you want a bareboat, a skippered boat or a holiday with friends on a luxury gullet, we can put together an itinerary to suit you and are always on call should you need us.

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