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RYA Competent Crew
• What we'll do COMPETENT CREW – A 5 DAY INTRODUCTION TO SAILING FOR COMPLETE BEGINNERS Our Competent Crew course will introduce the complete beginner to cruising under sail, equipping novice sailors with the skills required to be an active and useful crew member onboard a yacht. The course is completed over the course of five days, with 100 miles at sea and a minimum of four hours of night sailing. if you have already taken one of our start yachting course this can be reduced, or carried out over weekends. The course gives students a sound knowledge and understanding of the yacht and all the basic sailing techniques including rope work, mooring up and casting off. Monday to Friday Format: You will meet your crew and instructor for the 5-day practical course at 7pm on the Sunday evening before the course starts on Monday morning. The first evening is relaxed, and a chance to get to know each other over a crew meal ashore. The next morning you will prepare to set sail and you will spend the next 5 days exploring the Solent and South Coast. The route you take and the ports you visit will be weather dependent - and part of the course will cover appropriate route planning. You will return about 3.30pm on the final Friday. If these dates aren't suitable, please let us know as we are always adding new courses What's Included: All mooring fees are included in the course fee, as well as the loan of high quality waterproof jacket and trousers. All day time food and 3 evening meals are included on board, allowing you two evenings to enjoy a meal ashore (the first evening, plus one another). You will also receive an RYA Day Skipper Practical Certificate (Tidal). Please bring a passport photo for your certificate. Highlights: Adventure sailing around the solent Discover the Solent from a new viewpoint Professional RYA Instructor to show you the ropes Includes Breakfast, Lunch & three dinners onboard Includes all safety equipment, instructions & tuition RYA recognised training school Pre-Requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this day sail, and no previous sailing experience is required. • What to bring • Important to know

Cowes Yacht Haven

Vectis Yard · High Street

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I’ve set up venture sailing adventures for people that what to meet new people as well as learn a new skill. We host our trips on board one our 40ft or 70ft Yachts where the atmosphere is relaxed and is based around having a great time... Our meet ups are based around the Solent with meeting points in Portsmouth, Southampton and Cowes. Venture Sailing organises a mix of fun sailing weekends, day sails and RYA Training. We will also be planning trips further afield like our Sail around Britian and French coast Adventures. Look forward to welcoming you onboard

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