RYA Competent Crew - St Lucia

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RYA Competent Crew - St Lucia

What the Girls Had to Say

"What a great week it was! I really enjoyed it. Thank you all for everything - the warm welcome, the friendly, relaxed atmosphere, the patience of the instructors - and the female touch which put us all more in our comfort zone!!"

Starts: 10am  Cafe Ole in Rodney Bay Marina 

Finishes: Ends 4pm day 7


About The Event

This is a fantastic 7 day course where you can get on board a yacht and learn as much as you can over the week. 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! During the course, you spend 6 nights on board the boat, really seeing how sailing life suits you and enjoying exploring the Caribbean coast in St Lucia. 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 on board, mooring techniques and even help you to row a dinghy!!

You will meet great likeminded people that become your friends (and family for 7 days) as you have some unforgettable experiences that will leave you wanting more! It's also an opportunity to enjoy sailing with the girls! - so that you can go out sailing with and feel confident working as part of a team.

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 7 days 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  sure 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 and we hope the 7 days that will make you leave wanting to come back for more, with new found friends and a new found love, what is there to not like?


Pre-Course Requirements

No previous sailing experience is required.

The boat

We mostly coach on yachts of between 37 and 41ft. Our yachts have been specifically chosen as they are easy to handle, great for learning! There is no denying us girls sometimes don't have the physical strength of the boys but with our technical ability and a well-chosen yacht we can do just as well. You will usually find yourself aboard an Élan 37, Jeanneau 37 or a Beneteau 40.7. All of your time will be spent living as crew-mates on your yacht.  Most of the yachts have 9/10 berths with 3 cabins and a saloon so the boats will normally have 2 persons in each cabin i.e. 6 - this is always the case for an RYA course, MAX 6 persons on-board. On some events e.g. races we use the saloon which can sleep an additional 2-4 person. 

About St Lucia 

Saint Lucia is the perfect destination, whether you're after romance, rejuvenation or adventure. A genuine, natural landscape of gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of unspoiled rainforest and the majestic Piton Mountains, are sure to indulge every taste. Natural waterfalls, breath-taking views, friendly locals and authentic culture impress the most travelled individuals for a holiday with lasting memories.

Additional Info

What's included?

  • Fully coded yacht with safety equipment
  • Fully qualified RYA skipper
  • All safety equipment
  • Accommodation on board*
  • Diesel, water, electricity
  • FUN, FUN, FUN!!
  • Food starter pack

What's excluded?

  • Transport to and from meeting points
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks and evening meals
  • Departure taxes/customs entries per person
  • Mooring fees
  • Any clothing
  • *Accommodation upgrades where available

Why choose Girls for Sail?

·         You will be learning from our handpicked RYA Qualified Skippers

·         We strive to provide a teaching environment that instils confidence

·         We pride ourselves on our levels of tuition 

·         There's no such thing as a 'silly' question

·         No shouting onboard

·         We believe sailing is supposed to be fun

Our values are simple: Encourage, Support, Challenge and Respect!

How to book?

Click on the link below to view available dates - or if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with us!

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