RYA Competent Crew

Price – $ 1850 per person

5 day live aboard (some dates over long weekends and school holidays)
Starts at 9.00am on day one and finishes 4.30pm on the final day


Practical Sailing Courses Melbourne

RYA Competent Crew

This certificate can be completed in two ways.

  1. Three weekend courses and a night sail (one of which must be the Passage Course) and the weekends do not need to be consecutive or
  2. 5 day live aboard course


Preparing the yacht for sail

Anchor work, dropping, fixing and retrieving

Understanding and interpreting weather forecasts

Personal safety

Distress signals

Fire precautions and fire fighting

Dinghy handling

General duties

Manners and customs

What do I bring?
Wear clothes suitable for the day and rubber soled shoes, preferably with a white or light coloured sole. A cap, sunglasses, bottle of water and sun screen are also a good idea. You will also need a change of clothes, toilet kit, sleeping bag and any special medicine you may require packed in a flexible soft bag. We provide you with wet weather gear (with the exception of boots) if required.

How long is the course?
5 days live aboard. Students live on board the yacht for the duration of the course as the yacht sails around Port Phillip.

What about meals?
Most meals are provided (except 2 meals ashore – dinner at pub or restaurant). If you have special dietary needs, please be sure to indicate this in advance when you register for the course.