About the course
We offer a 5-day course as well as a combined 2-day and 3-day Competent Crew course. You will need to have completed the 2-day course first in order to book and take part in the 3-day course.
The 2-day course is an introduction to yacht sailing. You will learn skills like hoisting, sailing and helming a yacht. These two days are day sailing from the Town Quay in Southampton, which means you will return to Southampton each night.
On the 3-day course you will take the skills you have learnt from the 2-day Competent Crew course and put them into practice on a sailing adventure. You will spend two evenings in different ports around the Solent.
The 5-day course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers. You will experience living on board and really get to know the boat. Virtually all of the course is hands on. You are the crew, without you the sails won't go up and the boat won't be steered.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
- to steer a yacht
- to handle the sails
- to keep a lookout
- to row a dinghy
- assist in all the day to day duties on board
You should have visited some interesting places and had an enjoyable holiday.
If you have any questions or want to discuss if this is the right course for you, please contact our Watersports Team:
Phone: +44 (0)23 8059 0110