RYA Competent Crew

A course for the complete beginner that teaches personal safety, seamanship & sailing skills

duration: 5 DAYS

PLACE : Isola di Procida

Recommended age: 12


About the course

This RYA Competent Crew course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers. 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 routines. Special attention will be given to safety procedures at sea.

⊛ Required experience: None
⊛ Minimum duration: 5 days
⊛ Recommended age: 12 (with parents if under 18)
⊛ Certificate issuing criteria: Able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the routine.
⊛ Format : This course is based on the water.
⊛ Ratio: (5:1) students to instructor.
⊛ Place: Procida island.
⊛ Included in the course fee: Accommodation onboard, fuel, insurance while aboard.
⊛ Not included : Mooring fees outside of our base in Procida island, food.

Course Syllabus

⊛  Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat
⊛ 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
⊛ Dinghies

What to bring

⊛ Passport
⊛ Sunglasses with retainer
⊛ Sun screen and hat
⊛ Clothing and shoes appropriate to the weather conditions and the season
⊛ Sleeping bag
⊛ Pillow case
⊛ Gloves
⊛ Quick drying travel towel
⊛ Sea sickness tablets
⊛ Any prescription medicines or dietary needs
⊛ Head torch
⊛ Classroom reference books
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