Competent Crew

Competent Crew

Do you aspire to become an active crew member on board a yacht, but have never sailed before? If so then this course is for you.

Train with Force 4 Sailing on the Costa Tropical in the safe, sunny waters of the Med.

Over five days you’ll learn good basic seamanship such as helming, hoisting sails, rope work, reefing and a plethora of other skills that will enable you to step onto any yacht with the confidence that you know exactly what to do when you are asked to do it. By the end of the course you’ll be a willing and able crew member and a boon to any skipper.

The RYA Competent Crew Course is, in our view, the most important course of all. The basic skills learnt at this stage are building blocks that quite literally become the foundation of all your future sailing skills. We want you to learn to walk before you try to run and ultimately you’ll be a better, more rounded, sailor for it.

This is an ideal course for beginners or those with little sailing experience. It is also ideal for dinghy sailors wishing to “step up” to a cruising yacht.

Price: € 825.00


  • No previous sailing experience necessary.
  • No minimum age although under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

What’s included:

  • Accommodation on board your yacht to include bedding and towels
  • Breakfasts, lunches and snacks
  • Berthing Fees & Fuel
  • Loan of wet weather gear
  • Use of a life jacket, harness and all safety equipment

What’s not Included:

  • Evening meals eaten ashore


  • 5 days