RYA DAY SKIPPER WEEKEND 1Venue: COWES Duration: 2 Days + 3 Days Price Per-Person: £549
This event will take place over 2 weekends.
'A great opportunity to get out on the water and learn a new sport. This 5 day course is designed for beginners or anyone who has sampled sailing and now wants to get more involved. It gives you the opportunity to learn the ropes - literally! so at the end you will crew with confidence and are proud to have worked hard to achieve a certificate of confidence!"
What the girls had to say
About the event
This is a fantastic course where you can get on board a yacht and learn as much as you can in 5 days. You will work towards the RYA Competent Crew Certificate.
This course is aimed to encourage you out on the water and have fun doing it! You spend 5 nights on board the boat, really seeing how sailing life suits you. Get involved! - From cooking to tying the boat up in the marina, everything becomes a fun team effort.
The RYA Competent Crew Syllabus covers all the basics of being on a boat. We coach you so you are able to steer the boat under sail and motor power, understand all terms used onbaord, mooring techniques and even help you to row a dinghy!!
You will meet great like minded people that become your friends (and family for 2 weekends) as you have some unforgettable experiences that will leave you wanting more! It's an opportunity to meet some more girls that you can go out sailing with and feel confident.
Each night you will end up in a new port to explore, where you will sit down with your skipper and fellow crew mates to go through the events and learnings of the day. By the end of the 2 weekends you should have sufficient knowledge to be able to be a 'competent' part of the crew on any sailing yacht.
Your RYA instructor will be there to help you through anything you are unsure of and will coach you all the way, including handy tips to remembering things. She is there to help you, so make you can get as much information that time allows! She loves to teach and loves watching new people learn the sport that she loves so much.
It's great fun that will make you leave wanting to come back again, with new found friends and a new found love, what is there to not like?
You need no previous experience to complete this course. We specialise in taking beginners.
We coach on yachts in between 34-40ft, the average is 37ft. They are suitable for ladies to sail comfortably. They generally have 3 cabins which sleep 6 in shared cabins & there is additional room in the saloon for 2/3.
During the 2 weekends you get the chance to spend nights at anchor and in marinas really experiencing life on board. We try and make an allowance for one night to take a trip to one of the local pubs for a meal with all of your crew mates to relax and reflect on the previous days work.
- Exclusive use of yacht
- Professional RYA qualified Skipper
- Mooring fees
- 3 evening meals over the 2 weekends as well as breakfast and lunches
- Certificate on completion
- Weekend 1 starts Friday 1930hrs, ends Monday 1600hrs
- FUN! FUN! FUN!
RYA Competent Crew Itinerary UK
Friday - Meet on the boat at 7.30pm at Shepherds Wharf Marina, Cowes. Your skipper will be onboard with the kettle on! Tonight you will cover a few safety briefings to get you settled onboard before retiring to the pub to get to know your new crew mates!
Saturday - Wake up to bacon butties, before your full safety brief on the boat. A lot of information this morning, but don't worry, it will all sink in. After the safety brief, we will learn how to hoist the sails, and head out into the Solent to start learning about how the sails work. Tonight we will pick up a mooring buoy outside Yarmouth.
Sunday - After digesting a lot of information yesterday, today will put it into practice, repeating the lessons of the day before and incorporating more tacking and gybing. The short distance to Lymington optimises the time honing our new found skills, and learning more - its time for MAN OVERBOARD!! You will be meeting our very careless mate Bob! Its also time to learn some knots! You will depart the boat at 4 p.m.
*subject to wind and tide
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