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This RYA Competent crew sailing course is a five day and night on board experience. It’s an introduction for the complete novice to cruising under sail and teaches personal safety, seamanship and helmsmanship to RYA Competent crew level.
Should you hold the RYA Start Yachting Certificate, we run a 3 Day Competent Crew course which allows you to be awarded a full Competent Crew certificate at its conclusion.
We only ever have a maximum student / instructor ratio of 4:1 onboard our training yachts, which allows the instructor to give more time to each student.
This superb course is designed to make you a useful crew member onboard a cruising yacht and a valuable addition for any skipper.
1700 Sunday until approximately 1600 Friday.
Crews will meet and finish at the Broadway base, Mercury Yacht Harbour, Hamble.
• Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat
• Rigging and sails
• Sail handling
• Fire precautions and fighting
• Personal safety equipment
• Man overboard
• Emergency equipment
• General duties
• Manners and customs
• Rules of the road
Course Duration: 5 Days
Previous Experience Required: None
Ability After Course: Introduction to yachting including basic seamanship and helming skills under sail and power
Number of members: 1 – 4
Having a medical condition need not necessarily prevent you from taking a full part in the course but the Club Principal must be aware of any potential problems.
If you are in any doubt about your fitness to take part in a course, speak to us on the clubline prior to your course.
By completing the course booking form you make the following declarations and undertakings:-
I hereby declare that I have recorded below details of any medical condition which may affect my fitness to participate in the course and in particular I have included details where I suffer from asthma/bronchitis, angina or heart condition, fits, fainting or blackouts, severe headaches, diabetes, travel sickness, allergies to medication or other allergies.
I undertake to inform the Metropolitan Police Sailing Club Ltd and the course instructor of any relevant medical condition which may become apparent between now and the start of the course, and of any medication I am taking.
I have included below details of any dietary requirements and any allergies, including allergies to food and medication.