Competent Crew

Overview

Course Title: Competent Crew Course

Course Fees: €785

Duration: 5-days, either Monday to Friday OR Friday, Saturday, Sunday and the subsequent Saturday and Sunday

Our Competent Crew course is designed to give persons the ability to effectively and safely crew on a modern cruising boat.  The course is 5 days long. We highly recommend taking the Start Sailing course prior to this course.

Experience really get to know the boat. Virtually all 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 the course you should be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day duties on board. You will have also enjoyed some enjoyable and scenic anchorages along the East Coast of Ireland and had an enjoyable holiday.

Sleeping arrangements & berthing ports overnight 

We will aim to berth overnight most nights in Dun Laoghaire, Greystones, Howth or Malahide so that if you have a requirement that does not allow you to spend a night aboard, or would rather not, you will be free to head off and re-join the boat in the morning. We will be berthed in a marina for every night and there will be full shower and toilet facilities available in all the marinas. 

We do not supply sleeping bags or sheets for the bunks, we require clients to bring their own sleeping bag and pillow for all courses.

Syllabus

The course covers the RYA Competent Crew syllabus.

  • Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails
  • Sail handling
  • Ropework
  • Safety on board
  • Personal safety equipment
  • Man overboard
  • Emergency equipment
  • Manners and customs
  • Rules of the road
  • Dinghies & tenders
  • Metrology
  • Seasickness
  • Helmsmanship and sailing
  • General duties

There are two options for the 5-day courses, either Monday to Friday or over two weekends. All courses meet at Dun Laoghaire Marina at 9.30am on first day of course.  The finish times of the course each day will vary depending on destinations and weather conditions.

Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.

To book this course:

Step 1:  Online payment, after which you will receive an email confirmation with a link to an online form.

Step 2:  Submission of the online form.

Your course booking will only be secured once both steps are completed.

Clear

This course is held on board either our Elan 36 ‘Beaufort Venture’ or our First 36 ‘Lulla Belle’. Both are 36-foot cruising yachts with 6 berths, full kitchen including stove and fridge, as well as toilet and shower facilities.

We provide foul weather waterproofs and lifejackets.

Courses Calendar

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Course 1: 3-12 March 2023

Friday 3rd March 2023 - Sunday 12th March 2023

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Course 2: 6-10 March 2023

Monday 6th March 2023 - Friday 10th March 2023

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Course 3: 17-26 March 2023

Friday 17th March 2023 - Sunday 26th March 2023

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Course 4: 20-24 March 2023

Monday 20th March 2023 - Friday 24th March 2023

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Course 5: 3-7 April 2023

Monday 3rd April 2023 - Friday 7th April 2023

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Course 6: 14-23 April 2023

Friday 14th April 2023 - Sunday 23rd April 2023

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Course 7: 17-21 April 2023

Monday 17th April 2023 - Friday 21st April 2023

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Course 8: In-house

Friday 28th April 2023 - Sunday 7th May 2023

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Course 9: 28 April - 7 May 2023

Friday 28th April 2023 - Sunday 7th May 2023

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Course 10: 1-5 May 2023

Monday 1st May 2023 - Friday 5th May 2023

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Course 11: 12-21 May 2023

Friday 12th May 2023 - Sunday 21st May 2023

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Course 12: 15-19 May 2023

Monday 15th May 2023 - Friday 19th May 2023

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Course 13: 26 May - 4 June 2023

Friday 26th May 2023 - Sunday 4th June 2023

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Course 14: 29 May - 2 June 2023

Monday 29th May 2023 - Friday 2nd June 2023

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Course 15: 9-18 June 2023

Friday 9th June 2023 - Sunday 18th June 2023

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Course 16: 12-16 June 2023

Monday 12th June 2023 - Friday 16th June 2023

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Course 17: 23 June – 2 July 2023

Friday 23rd June 2023 - Sunday 2nd July 2023

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Course 18: 26-30 June 2023

Monday 26th June 2023 - Friday 30th June 2023

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Course 19: 7-16 July 2023

Friday 7th July 2023 - Sunday 16th July 2023

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Course 20: 10-14 July 2023

Monday 10th July 2023 - Friday 14th July 2023

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Course 21: 21-30 July 2023

Friday 21st July 2023 - Sunday 30th July 2023

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Course 22: 24-28 July 2023

Monday 24th July 2023 - Friday 28th July 2023

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Course 23: 31 July - 4 August 2023

Monday 31st July 2023 - Friday 4th August 2023

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Course 24: 11-20 August 2023

Friday 11th August 2023 - Sunday 20th August 2023

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Course 25: 14-18 August 2023

Monday 14th August 2023 - Friday 18th August 2023

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Course 26: 25 August - 3 September 2023

Friday 25th August 2023 - Sunday 3rd September 2023

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Course 27: 28 August - 1 September 2023

Monday 28th August 2023 - Friday 1st September 2023

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Course 28: 8-17 September 2023

Friday 8th September 2023 - Sunday 17th September 2023

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Course 29: 11-15 September 2023

Monday 11th September 2023 - Friday 15th September 2023

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Course 30: 22 September - 1st October 2023

Friday 22nd September 2023 - Sunday 1st October 2023

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Course 31: 25-29 September 2023

Monday 25th September 2023 - Friday 29th September 2023

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Course 32: 6-15 October 2023

Friday 6th October 2023 - Sunday 15th October 2023

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Course 33: 9-13 October 2023

Monday 9th October 2023 - Friday 13th October 2023

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Course 34: 20-29 October 2023

Friday 20th October 2023 - Sunday 29th October 2023

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Course 35: 23-27 October 2023

Monday 23rd October 2023 - Friday 27th October 2023

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Course 36: 10-19 November 2023

Friday 10th November 2023 - Sunday 19th November 2023

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Course 37: 24 November - 3 December 2023

Friday 24th December 2023 - Sunday 3rd December 2023

5

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