RYA Combined Competent Crew & Day Skipper
This ‘fast-track’ package, brings together the Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses, into a convenient two week sailing course. Prior to arriving in Greece participants complete both of the online courses.
Out in the sunny greek islands
Then you will spend the first six days on the school yacht in Greece completing the Competent Crew syllabus. After a two day break to relax and revise a little, you will spend another six days training for the Day Skipper element of the course. This is an excellent course for beginners looking to quickly get qualified to Day Skipper level.
How much does it cost?
£1600 per person + Flights and transfers (approx. £250 - £390)
What is Included:
• 14 days aboard the yacht, with full instruction
• Online Competent Crew & Essential Navigation and Seamanship theory courses
(including VHF/GMDSS & Diesel Engine)
• The RYA Competent Crew & Essential
Navigation & Seamanship course Material
• The RYA Sail Cruising Syllabus and Logbook
• All breakfasts, lunches and 4 evening meals
• All fuel, water and marina fees
• Towels and bed linen
• Waterproof jackets
• Sunshine and swim stops
Why do our combined course?
This course is for those wishing to take their initial training further, and go from beginner to experienced skipper.
The combined course will take you through both the Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses. This will teach you everything from the basics of sailing, to the essentials of skippering your own yacht. You will develop your yacht handling under power and sail, in marinas, mooring, and with man overboard recovery. You will put your navigation and pilotage skills to work and plan and execute your own short passages.
Included in the Day Skipper course we provide access to our unique online training system in conjunction with Corfu Sea School. This gives students the opportunity to learn some of the necessary theoretical and practical skills even before leaving the comfort of home. The course is RYA approved, and is designed for students who cannot afford the time to attend lengthy shore-based classes. The online courses are tailored to provide the skills particular to the Day Skipper syllabus.
In addition, we provide supplementary RYA course materials to further aid each student studying the theory element. Essential Navigation & Seamanship is a certified RYA course, and once completed online, the successful student will be awarded their certificate (out in Greece).
Accommodation & Food
All breakfast and lunches are included in the cost of the course, as well as two evening meals cooked on board. Greece is blessed with an abundance of tavernas, and there will be lots of opportunities to eat on-shore. If you have any special dietary requirements just let us know. One bath sized towel per person, all bed linen, pillows and duvets are included. There's no need to bring a sleeping bag along. There is a shower on board, and we will be stopping in ports that have showers and facilities ashore.
Pre-Course Experience Requirements:
There is no minimum age or level of experience required to undertake the Competent Crew course. To complete Day Skipper you must be at least 16 years old.