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RYA Sailing School South Africa
RYA Competent Crew
Pre-requisites: No previous sailing experience required.
Duration: 5 days (Monday to Friday) OR 3 weekends OR 2 weekends (if you have already completed the RYA Start Yachting course.
Qualify For: Being a competent crew member on a sailing vessel
Modules / Certificates:

RYA Competent Crew Certificate

Course Outline

RYA Competent Crew Course


This certificate is an introduction to yachting, basic seamanship and helmsmanship skills. The training you get will ensure that you are able to function as a confident and competent member of any sailing crew, anywhere in the world.


Maximum of 5 students per course.


The 2 Oceans/RYA Competent Crew course is an ideal introduction to yachting. During the 5 days you will be taught how to:

  • steer a yacht
  • put up the sails and handle them
  • become familiar with nautical terms
  • and learn how to live on a yacht amongst other things.

In sailing, safety is of key importance, which is why you will be taught how to:

  • assist in the recovery of a man over board
  • operate flares and use life jackets, harnesses and life rafts.

You will also:

  • sail over 100 nautical miles
  • enjoy at least 4 night hours’ of sailing and visit many of the harbours and anchorages of the Cape/Langebaan area.


is supplied for the course.


The RYA Competent Crew course is a sailing course in Cape Town that runs throughout
the year.