The RYA CompetentCrew 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.
No Previous Experience Necessary
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 ofFive 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.
With our Refund Guarantee you can cancel for a full refund or change dates at any time up until 28 days prior, without any penalty.
...If you want to learn how to take active part in sailing & steering a modern cruising yacht...Competent Crew is for you...
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.
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!
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!
Welcome to ScotSail® Sailing... 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.