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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

Aim:

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.

Capacity:

Maximum of 5 students per course.

Training

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.

Food

is supplied for the course.

Availability

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