Our Competent Crew course is designed to give persons the ability to effectively and safely crew on a modern cruising boat.
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 this 5-day 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 will have also enjoyed some enjoyable and scenic anchorages along the East Coast of Ireland and had an enjoyable holiday.
This is the next step up after the Start Yachting Course, and upon completion you’ll be ready to begin training for skippering duties on the Day Skipper Course.
The course covers the RYA Competent Crew syllabus.
- Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails
- Sail handling
- Fire precautions and fighting
- Personal safety equipment
- Man overboard
- Emergency equipment
- Manners and customs
- Rules of the road
- Dinghies & tenders
- Helmsmanship and sailing
- General duties
This course is held on board one of our Elan 36s 'Beaufort Venture' or ‘Dream Catcher’. Both are 36-foot cruising yachts with 6 berths, full kitchen including stove and fridge, as well as toilet and shower facilities.
We provide foul weather waterproofs, though you will need to bring with you enough clothing for the course duration and a sleeping bag.
Course Dates 2018
Our 2018 Malahide Course Dates are listed below. If these dates don't suit, check out our Dun Laoghaire Schedule.
- Malahide Course 1: Saturday 17th – Monday 19th (Bank Holiday Monday), Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March (no days off work required)
- Malahide Course 2: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th, Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th June (one day off work required)
- Malahide Course 3: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th, Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd September (one day off work required)
All Courses meet at Malahide Marina at 9.30am on first day of course. There will be at least one overnight aboard the yacht so you need to be prepared, bringing a sleeping bag with you. Course finish times will vary depending on destinations and weather conditions.
Course fee: €699
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Once you have chosen a date that suits you can book online below, or by calling us on 01 2844195 to book. Once you have booked in, we'll send you a confirmation email outlining your course, its date, start / finish times and specific course information. Please ensure to have read our Terms and Conditions prior to enrolling.