Competent Crew

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


RYA Competent Crew is a popular course aimed at beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers.

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RYA Competent Crew is a popular course aimed at beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers. You will experience living on board a cruising yacht and really get to know the boat. Through continuous guidance from your friendly and knowledgeable instructor, you’ll find that the course is entirely hands on enabling you to enjoy getting fully immersed.

Your time on board will be spent preparing and sailing the yacht on short passages, visiting rivers, marinas and picturesque anchorages across the Solent and Southampton Water. You will learn how to steer, handle sails, knots, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day-to-day duties on board. Knowledge of how to keep safe and what to do in an emergency is vital, so you will also learn how to operate flares, liferafts and how to assist the recovery of a man overboard.

RYA Competent Crew is open to anyone, and it’s an opportunity for an enjoyable holiday whilst learning a new skill. It’s likely you will spend time with others who are learning other RYA courses such as Day Skipper, additionally helping them to achieve their certificates whilst having a lot of fun.

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Fri 6th – Sat 8th Apr & Thurs 12th – Sun 15th April, Sun 22nd Apr – Fri 27th Apr, Tues 1st May – Sun 6th May, Fri 4th – Mon 7th May & Fri 18th – Sun 20th May, Fri 11th May – Wed 16th May, Sun 20th – Fri 25th May, Fri 25th – Wed 30th May, Fri 1st – Wed 6th June, Thurs 7th – Sun 10th June & Fri 29th June – Sun 1st Jul, Sun 10th – Fri 15th June, Tues 12th – Sun 17th June, Tues 19th – Sun 24th June, Tues 26th June – Sun 1st July, Sun 8th – Fri 13th July, Fri 13th – Wed 18th July, Fri 20th – Wed 25th July, Sun 22nd – Fri 27th July, Sun 29th July – Fri 3rd August, Fri 3rd – Wed 8th August, Fri 10th – Wed 15th August, Tues 14th – Sun 19th August, Tues 21st – Sun 26th August, Fri 24th – Wed 29th August, Fri 31st August – Wed 5th September, Sun 9th – Fri 14th September, Tues 18th – Sun 23rd September, Tues 25th – Sun 30th September, Fri 12th Oct – Wed 17th Oct

3 reviews for Competent Crew

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kirsten Brown

    Excellent 5 days and nights doing the Competent Crew course. Booking was seamless and queries quickly responded to by Gemma. Impeccable training by Jonathan – learned so much – thank you. Lots of broken finger nails from all the knot tying and untying but so worth it. Boat we were on was in great condition and had much more cabin space than I expected. Looking forward to doing Day Skipper course next year and will definitely use Bacchus again. Thank you all. Kirsten

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    ALEX EDE (verified owner)

    Far exceeded my expectations and I learnt far more than the competent crew course syllabus, plenty of time to understand the theory, practice, ask questions and practice again!
    Will always use the Bacchus in future.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    S Griffiths

    Excellent course on the wonderful yacht, Mimosa. We spent five days at sea in the most glorious conditions imaginable on the Solent. We learnt far more than the Competent Course syllabus, both in practical terms and also theory. I look forward to returning for more training with Bacchus later in 2018.

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