Take to the Seas as a Competent Crew Member

Take to the Seas as a Competent Crew Member

Ever thought of having a career in sailing? While a life on the sea is an exciting prospect, have you ever thought of what goes into becoming a sailor? A short Competent Crew Course at Ocean Sailing Academy may be just what you need to jump-start your dream.

The Competent Crew Course is one of a structured series of courses. Once you have completed your training as a Competent Crew Member, you can move on to more advanced courses such as the Day Skipper Shorebased & Practical course, Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Shore-based course or Coastal Skipper Practical.

RYA Competent CrewWhat does it take?

Start off as a complete novice with no formal experience or knowledge of yachting and work your way to becoming an invaluable crewman on a cruising yacht. If you are willing to put in the hours and spend up to five full days at sea, you have what it takes.

Sailing basics

Get ready for a practical course that takes your knowledge of boating to new heights. Spend the duration of the course living on a cruising yacht, where you will learn valuable lessons in sailing under the watchful eye of an instructor.

Training includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Helmsmanship
  • Nautical terminology
  • Sail handling
  • Man overboard
  • Meteorology
  • Rope work
  • Safety precautions, including fire fighting and personal safety equipment and emergency equipment
  • Keeping a lookout
  • Managing seasickness
  • General duties
  • Manners and customs
  • Rules of the road
  • Retrieving a man overboard

Sign up for the course that takes you to the sea. Experience a voyage to new destinations that leads you to becoming an efficient seaman. In less than a week you’ll be well equipped with broad range of skills that will set you up for a life on the ocean.

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