RYA Competent Crew

RYA Competent Crew | Grenada Bluewater SailingThis fun learn to sail course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members.

Experience living on board as crew and really get to know the boat. The majority of the RYA Competent Crew course is hands on and action packed! You are the crew and without you the sails won’t go up and the boat won’t be steered around the picturesque islands of the Grenada and the Grenadines.


By the end of the RYA Competent Crew course you should be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in the day to day duties on board.



On the RYA Competent Crew course you will visit amazing tropical islands, explore traditional Caribbean cultures, and have a very enjoyable sailing holiday. Sailing yacht Chao Lay is suitable for singles, groups of friends, or families – she measures 46 feet and has 3 spacious en-suite cabins. A solid bluewater cruiser, she is steady to sail and equipped with all the latest safety equipment.


This highly beneficial sailing course is perfect for people who like to get involved on their sailing charter holidays. Start hoisting the sails and steering the boat to your next awesome destination in Grenada and the Grenadines.



Book today to start your sailing adventure as an RYA Competent Crew member!


RYA Competent Crew Course Information:

Pre-course experience None
Assumed knowledge None
Minimum duration 5 days. If you have done the Start Yachting course, this course can be completed in 3 or 4 days.
Minimum age None

Course content
Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails, sail handling, rope work, fire precautions and fighting, personal safety equipment, man overboard, emergency equipment, meteorology, seasickness, helmsmanship, general duties, manners and customs, rules of the road, dinghies.
Ability after the course Able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines.
Boating Resources:

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