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RYA Competent Crew (5 days) Day 1
09/12/2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Members $924 / Non Members $1106
This course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers. Experience really getting to know the boat with virtually all the course being hands on. You are the crew – without you the sails won’t go up and the boat won’t be steered. By the end of the course you should be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day duties on board. You should also have visited some interesting places and had an enjoyable time on the water.
This course assumes that you have no prior knowledge of sailing.
This course will cover knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails, sail handling, rope-work, fire precautions and fighting, personal safety equipment, man overboard, emergency equipment, meteorology, seasickness, helmsmanship, general duties, manners and customs, rules of the road and dinghies.
To gain the RYA Competent Crew certificate requires attending a 5 or 6 day course, which is normally run over 3 weekends including 1 night live-aboard. Students who have completed either the RYA Start Yachting course or the RYA Basic Skills course may complete Competent Crew over 2 weekends including 1 night live-aboard.
WHAT TO BRING
You will need to bring warm clothing, spray jacket, non-marking shoes, sailing gloves, cap, beanie and sun block. An inflatable PFD yoke and harness is provided.