RYA COMPETENT CREW

Practical Sailing Courses in the Mediterranean

RYA 5 Day Practical Course

DESIGNED FOR: The RYA Competent Crew Course teaches you how to sail. It is ideal for beginners or dinghy sailors and for those who would like to become active crew members. The course gives you the chance to live on board and really get to know a boat.

By the end of the course you should be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day duties on board. During the course we explore beautiful unspoilt coves each lunchtime. Evening stops may enable us to go alongside, in the pretty old fishing harbour of Fornells, famous for its great seafood restaurants, in Addaya or the old capital, Ciutadella.

AIM: To cover the full RYA Competent Crew Syllabus; to introduce seamanship; Mediterranean mooring (stern or bow to the quay); to produce a safe, confident crew with good sailing skills.

PROGRAM: Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails, sail handling, ropework, fire precautions and fighting, personal safety equipment, man overboard, emergency equipment, meteorology, seasickness, helmsmanship, general duties, manners and customs, rules of the road, dinghies.

Duration: 5 days
No of Students: 4/5 maximum and 2 minimum
Accommodation: 5/6 nights aboard
Qualification achieved: RYA Comp Crew Cert
Pre-Course experience: None

 

WHAT YOUR FEES INCLUDE
  • Fully qualified professional instruction and all safety equipment
  • Accommodation on board for 5/6 nights
  • Fresh Mediterranean cuisine for lunch each day
  • Fuel
  • Mooring fees in Mahón Harbour and Fornells
  • Loan of lightweight oilskins (not often necessary from May to October)
  • Freshly laundered sheets and bedding
  • RYA cruising Log Book G15
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
  • Flights (2.5 hrs. duration)
  • Mooring fees away from Mahón Harbour & Fornells. Anchoring options available
  • Holiday insurance (You need normal cancellation, lost cash etc. Please show details on your booking form)
  • Shore based accommodation (Accommodation options)

5 Day RYA Day Skipper Non Tidal Practical Course Syllabus

NO syllabus

“Andy was an extraordinary instructor calm, informed with a reflective style of teaching. You are very lucky to have an instructor of such merit”.

“Andy was an excellent instructor, I feel my knowledge. instincts for sailing and wind and my approach to sailing improved dramatically. He is the perfect combination of an instructor who takes his subject very seriously with discipline and someone who is passionate and finds the fun in what he teaches”.

A big thank you.

Four years ago Menorca Cruising helped to start our sailing adventure with a competent crew course. A year later, a day skipper course, designed specifically around the needs of a husband and wife team to short-handed sail in safety paved the way for our first Yacht.

Now having had our own Yacht berthed and looked after by John and Liz these past two years it is now time to say goodbye. We shall greatly miss the beautiful island of Menorca but perhaps more we will miss the professional, honest advice and a sense of humor that prevailed no matter what!!

Thank you again Liz and John for flattening the learning curve in such a nice way.

Shaun & Sarah

“I had a great week. Andy dealt with all our different levels very well making sure everyone got to try everything. I was never made to feel stupid and he answered all of my questions. I feel much more confident than at the beginning of the week”.

“I was very impressed with Andy as an instructor. He was extremely thorough and very flexible in his teaching based on the conditions. He allowed us to go beyond the Competent Crew syllabus and helped with further work that would be useful for Day Skipper. The room was better than expected. I would definitely recommend to friends to come here to do similar courses and will return if I charter a yacht”.

“Andy was a very knowledgeable instructor with the patience of a saint! Thank you for a great week”.

“I absolutely loved the course and made some really fantastic friends. I am completely smitten with sailing now and plan to do my Day Skipper Theory in September. Hopefully will return to Menorca Cruising to do the practical next summer, and perhaps talk some of my friends into doing the competent crew at the same time. Thanks for a brilliant holiday”!

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2020 FEES (including Spanish Tax) Course Fees per Person

Course Code

Description

Duration

Mid Season
March to 18 July and
1 Sep - 31 Oct

High Season
18 July to 31 Aug

CC

RYA COMPETENT CREW

5 Days

850€

995€

Exclusive family & group courses available in Menorca

from 3400€ per course

from 3980€ per course

RYA and other Practical Sailing Courses - 2020 PRICES

Course Details Fees
RYA Start Yachting
2 Day course for beginners / those with some dinghy experience
from 475€
RYA Competent Crew
5 Day course for beginners / those with some dinghy experience
from 850€
Competent Crew Extra Skills
5 Day course for those who have completed their Competent Crew
from 850€
RYA Day Skipper
5 Day course for those who already know how to sail and have an understanding
of navigation theory.
from 850€
RYA Luxury Courses
Exclusive courses for groups on our Beneteau 48. Designed for those who want tuition
on a larger yacht
from 4200€
Day Skipper Refresher
5 Day course for those wanting to refine their skills.
from 850€
ICC Assessment
Half Day Assessment for those with sailing experience.
from 350€
Mile Building Cruises
Longer passages with tuition.
1035€
Coastal Skipper Practical
For those with plenty of logged miles and night hours.
from 850€
Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore Prep.
Preparation courses for Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore Exams.
from 995€
Powerboat 1 & 2
Learn to operate a small rib or powerboat and gain your ICC
495€
Charter with Tuition
Learn to sail while on a charter holiday with your own skipper and training designed for
you and your family or group.
P.O.A

RYA Combined Theory & Practical Sailing Courses in the Mediterranean

Course Details Fees
Basic Navigation + Day Skipper Practical
7 Day course for those needing to brush up on their navigation.
P.O.A.
Online Theory + Day Skipper Practical
Study for your Day Skipper Theory course from home before doing your Practical
course in Menorca.
P.O.A.
Day Skipper Theory + Day Skipper Practical
9 Day course for groups of 4 + in Menorca.
P.O.A.

MEET THE CREW AT MENORCA CRUISING

John Davies
Principal

Liz Parr
Commercial Manager

Andrew Hutton
Chief Instructor

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Testimonial

 

Many thanks once again to you & your team for providing us with a great holiday experience. Special thanks go to Andy for being such a superb instructor & putting up with us & the differences in our experience/abilities. Kids are both keen on doing more sailing as a result.

Nick, Katherine, Jennifer & Tom

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