Competent Crew

5 Day Course | Irish Sailing Accredited | Level: Beginner

The full course may be taken over 2 weekends. Start time 09:30 on the first day to 17:00 on the last day. Begins and ends at East Ferry Marina, Cobh, Co. Cork unless otherwise stated. 


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Competent Crew

Level: Beginners

Accredited by: Irish Sailing

About this Course

The aim of the course is to provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to crew a Yacht. Max 5 students. The course is live aboard in shared cabins. Meals are prepared onboard. Good craic guaranteed! Enjoy sailing in beautiful Cork Harbour:  Aghada, Whitegate, Roches Point, Crosshaven, Spike Island, Haulbowline (Naval base), Cobh, Monkstown and more !


Knowledge of sea terms, parts of boat, rigging and sails. Sail handling. Ropework. Fire precautions and fire fighting. Personal safety equipment. Man overboard. Distress signals. Manners and Customs. Rules of the road. Dinghies. Meteorology. Seasickness. Helmsmanship and sailing. General duties.


Pre course work: read RYA Competent Crew book €17 and RYA Yachting scheme Logbook €12. Available on our Shop!

Hire of off-shore gear @ €5 per day. Pay for Hire of off-shore gear here: 

Full details are on the Joining Instructions issued on confirmation of booking.