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Britsail RYA Competent Crew

Trip Details

Creator Bob GulliverView
Type RYA Competent Crew
Start date 22nd Sep 2019
Finish date 27th Sep 2019
Destination - A Kip Marina, Inverkip, Greenock, UK
Destination - B Kip Marina, Inverkip, Greenock, UK

RYA Competent Crew Course Overview

This course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers.

Experience living on board and really get to know the boat. Virtually all the course is 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 holiday.

Course content

To experience being at the helm, helping with the sails, dealing with ropes and learning about being safe on the water. This introductory course is ideal for anyone new to sailing. Topics covered include:

  • The yacht and yachting terms
  • Yacht rigging and sails
  • Sail handling
  • Rope work
  • Fire precautions and fire fighting
  • Personal safety equipment
  • Man overboard
  • Emergency equipment
  • Meteorology
  • Seasickness
  • Helmsmanship
  • General duties
  • Manners and customs
  • Rules of the road
  • Dinghies/ tenders
  • Emergency equipment and safety precautions

Course cost includes

  • Full board whilst onboard the yacht
  • Safety equipment, i.e. lifejacket and safety line
  • Cooking gas
  • Fuel, although hopefully you will be doing more sailing than motoring
  • Mooring and marina fees
  • Secure marina parking
  • RYA Certificate
Training School Britsail

Crew Wanted


5 of 5 berths available



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Introduce yourself to the skipper to let them know about your sailing background.

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Trip Boat

Name Chimere
Total Berths 8
Home Port Britsail - RYA Scotland Training Centre, Inverkip, Greenock, UK
Model Beneteau Oceanis 411
Coded No