What is a Competent Crew?

Posted: 7 March 2011 by Jim Barden in Training
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Through experience or through completing an RYA Competent Crew Course, a Competent Crew is one who is able to operate as a useful crew member in the day-to-day running of a yacht.  This includes being able to prepare the lines for mooring and departing. Hoisting the sails, and trimming them to the best ange for the wind.  Reefing (reducing) sail when the wind is too strong, and dropping them when the sailing is over.

You will also be capable of taking the helm when sailing or under power, and know how keep a good lookout.  The competent crew course also covers the main safety aspects, as well as some maintenance and repairs.  Getting to know the nautical terminology is all part of it too!  To find out more or to book a course , have a look at our course info and dates.

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