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RYA Competent Crew and crewman sailing lessons Courses in Scotland

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RYA Competent Crew Practical Sailing Course in Scotland

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RYA Competent Crew Sailing Course in Scotland Course Information


The RYA Competent Crew Course allows the holder to experience sail cruising at its best, and is the pre-cursor course to the RYA Day Skipper Certificate.   If you want to learn how to take active part in sailing and steering a modern cruising yacht, and have a fun sailing week whilst doing it, then the RYA Competent Crew course is for you.  It is often attended by those preparing for a charter or flotilla, and can be mixed with other course types like Day Skipper.


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The courses are 5 Days & Nights / Full Board (Mon-Fri) with Check-In/ Arrival from 1830hrs on Sundays, at our LargsCentre.   Return is for about 1400hrs on the Friday and each night is spent on board in cabins, at a different island / location / marina, in the Firth of Clyde & Islands sailing area.   Sailing takes place during the day on a teaching and continual-assessment basis so there is no exam or test. This is designed as an enjoyable cruising week with RYA Training.

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Couples will always get a Private Cabin at no extra cost, and individual females will always have a choice of a completely separate berth, or sharing a separated twin with another female.   Different course types can be mixed on-board.


Each yacht is licenced for 8 persons, but on any RYA Course there is a maximum of Five Persons + 1 RYA Yachtmaster® Instructor, per yacht - with up to 5 yachts departing each week (Sun-Fri), and weekend (Fri-Sun) for the three-weekends option.


Booking in advance with the £99pp Deposit is advised to ensure that you get the dates you want.


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RYA Competent Crew Sailing Course in Scotland Course Content Information


1. Sea Terms 6. Man Over-Board 10. Meteorology
2. Sail Handling 7. Emergency Gear 11. Seasickness
3. Ropework 8. Customs 12. Helmsmanship
4. Fire Precautions 9. Rules of the Road 14. General Duties
5. Personal Safety 10. Dinghies  



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These 5-Days / Nights courses run every week Sun-Fri from Mid-Feb to Mid-Nov, with up to 5 yachts departing every week and weekend, returning on Fridays for about 1400hrs.  There are usually special-offers available for the last remaining spaces on a date.


This course is also run over 3-Weekends.  You can choose all 3 weekends in advance, or just pick one or two and leave the rest until later.


Weekends start from 1830hrs on Fridays, returning for about 1500hrs on the Sunday - and you don't need to choose consecutive weekends.


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One of the great advantages of a ScotSail® RYA Competent Crew Course or Experience, is that you and your crew can choose where you want to go.


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A typical course or experience, be it a week or 3-weekends' sailing, will entail leaving our centre at Largs Yacht Haven and engaging in sailing activities and training during the day, whilst en route to a destination. You will likely cover many tens of miles up to 150 miles per week, and you will also have the opportunity to participate in an exciting 4-hour night sail!

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You and your crew will be completely involved in the decisions about where to travel to - and how to get there.   This is all part of the course, is vital learning and all part of the fun!


There are plenty of places to visit - Isle of Arran, Kyles and Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Tartbert, Portavadie, Holy Loch, Rhu, Loch Long and Loch Riddon to name just a few - you can't explore it all in just one week! 


Experience stunning mountains, castles, whales, dolphins, seals and birdlife - even sail past Royal Navy submarines and other interesting marine traffic too!


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5 Days/Nights Full Board RYA Sailing from £495pp!

Only £99 Deposit to Secure a Space, With Balances Due 28-Days Prior to Sailing.

It's Just £99 Deposit to reserve a place on any 5 Days/Nights RYA Day Skipper Sailing Course with ScotSail® - it's 5 Nights / Full Board (Mon-Fri) inc RYA Tuition, Certification, All Safety Equipment, 5 Days 24hr Secure Parking at our dedicted Largs Yacht Haven centre - and you can choose any RYA sailing course from Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster® Prep.

Our multiple modern cruising yachts depart every Sunday at 1830hrs, with our experienced RYA Yachtmaster® Instructors and up to five people (individuals, couples & families), on-board.

Each night is spent at a different island / marina, before returning on Friday for about 1500hrs.

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