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RYA Competent Crew or Day Skipper Practical Course

Voyage Number Vessel Starting Port Ending Port
GV300917 Golden Vanity Brixham Brixham
Booking fee Voyage duration Start date and time End date and time
GBP £20.00 6 days
30/09/2017 - 14:00 to 06/10/2017 - 12:00
30/09/2017 - 14:00 to 06/10/2017 - 12:00
Berth Type Availability Price Special Price
Per Person Available - Book Now GBP £695.00 n/a
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Golden Vanity RYA Competent Crew and RYA Day Skipper Practical Course


Introduction to the principle of the voyage

These courses are combined on 6 day voyages giving longer sea time and less pressure than those schools which offer a 5 day course. The joint course offers advantages to every one. Those studying for Competent Crew can if they have the ability complete sections of the Day Skipper practical syllabus and see what they need to do for the next step up the ladder. Whilst those doing the Day Skipper practical have an enthusiastic crew to work with and gain command experience.
A four hour night passage is a compulsory part of the course but it is very often also the highlight of the voyage. It’s a great team effort with pilotage, communication, lookout duty and command skills.

RYA Competent Crew

We want you to develop a love of sailing, and the best way to make a start on any boat is to feel you are a vital and competent part of the crew. On the RYA Competent crew course, we will teach you the seamanship skills of steering, setting sails, reefing, and tying knots with conviction ! The course is about going places, so you can experience a wide range of sailing experiences:- anchoring in remote bays, mooring in sheltered rivers, coming alongside harbour walls or pontoons, night sailing. The skills you learn will be relevant for modern yachts, but after the rya competent crew course you should also feel at home on traditional boats and tall ships with blocks and tackles. ( 6 day course. Maximum 5 students to one instructor on any RYA course, fully inclusive prices)

Full Syllabus for RYA Competent Crew

RYA Day Skipper

Skippering a boat is fun, and this RYA day skipper course is about taking your first steps towards taking charge, with the safety net of an instructor on board. Everyone will be given a chance to navigate and take control of "Golden Vanity" on short coastal passages. You will also have plenty of practice at coordinating manoeuvres under sail and power, and learning how to cope with emergencies. Learn big boat watch leader skills on deck, and navigational techniques below with GPS and radar and a large chart table. Successful completion of the RYA day skipper course means you should feel confident enough to tackle short day passages as skipper in tidal waters. 

Full Syllabus for Day Skipper

Read why our RYA sailing courses on classic boats with bowsprits might just make you a better all round sailor - whether you plan to sail modern yachts, bigger classics, super yachts or tall ships.

We can now offer you an RYA Long Distance Day Skipper Course, which gives you the option of when, where and for how long you study.

Voyage Itinerary and Ports

Due to the vagaries of weather, tides, safety considerations, ships and crew abilities (amongst other things) or mechanical problems Classic Sailing Ltd can make no guarantee of the itinerary of the voyage, including, joining ports, destinations to visit and leaving ports. Every effort is made to fulfil the itinerary for the voyage but the Captain’s or Skipper’s decision is final. Joining and end ports are hardly ever changed but where they are as much notice as possible will be given and ways sought to alleviate connection problems.


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