RYA Competent Crew

RYA Competent Crew

We are disappointed by the approach some schools are taking with courses that don’t fully meet RYA standards and hidden extras that you only encounter once you are on board. Quite few expect you to eat out ashore most nights, as well as costing more it reduces the time to thoroughly cover the Syllabus We are different

RYA Training Centre A fantastic 5 days sailing, thanks to Paul for showing us the ropes (no pun intended) and for cooking great food Alison Montague Oct 2016

What is included:
• Services of experienced RYA Instructor
• Accommodation on board Wild Spirit
• Good on board food
• Berthing Fees, Fuel
• Use of foul weather gear (oilskins)
• Use of a life jacket and all safety equipment
• RYA Log Book
• Superb marina facilities with free Car Parking and nearby train station

We run the RYA courses in accordance with the Syllabuses, in full compliance with the hours requirements and without hidden extras, it makes a great 5 to 14 day holiday and we visit several different Ports plus anchor in some beautiful places. On 7 day courses we aim to cross the Channel to Alderney or Cherbourg. Most of the courses run out of Lymington Yacht Haven which adjoins the New Forest National Park, longer trips which can include courses may go to the Channel Islands or Scillies. There are no hidden extras.
Plus if you have passed Day skipper theory and don’t pass Day Skipper Practical we will give you another weekend completely free together with further training and re-assessment

as well as 5 day and wekend courses 2017 sees a 6 day, 7 day and 11 courses going to the Hebrides or the Channel Islands and/or France as well as fully covering the Syllabus. Dates Below

Competent Crew is a 5 day course starting from scratch and gets you to being a Competent Crew member. We do suggest you learn 2 knots before the course and this is because it means we get more time sailing. (For lots of people learning knots takes time, we have 8 to learn in total plus we find it best just to teach one at a time). Most people find the course great fun whilst at the same time enjoying the challenge of learning new skills. We love teaching it, but it is hard work so we don’t do back to back courses, in fact we teach less than 12 courses each a year and we do this because we enjoy sailing and teaching and want to keep it that way. We also teach other courses, cruise and run the Wild Spirit racing team entering a range of events from inshore races to the Fastnet and skippering in the Sydney Hobart and Caribbean 600.

Our price includes all on board food and this is much better than most school yachts. We include use of Oilskins (except Hebrides ) and for competent crew we give you a RYA log book. You are welcome to bring wine to drink with Dinner when we are safely tied up for the night but we never drink and sail. There is free parking at Lymington Yacht Haven and a train station nearby.

Wild Spirit competes in the Fastnet and has sailed round Britain and Ireland, she is fast, stable and complies with all safety requirements.

You can talk to your instructor –Paul 01823 433813, Nick 07787 945378 or email us at sail@wildspirit.co.uk before the course– we don’t have sales people and we don’t hire in casual Instructors. The link below gives the course syllabus.

Just hit big e-mail issue so please use paulandjudith.jackson@btinternet.com to contact us

Competent Crew Syllabus

ID Join Likely Finish Event Price Spaces  
WS307 21 May
17:55
30 May
17:55
Bermuda to Antigua Ocean YM Passage £750/500 5 Email Wild Spirit

Dates—Join 21st May in Bermuda finish in Falmouth Harbour Antigua by 30th May.
3 Places for full Ocean YM qualifying passage supervised by Paul Jackson, RYA YM Ocean and RYA YM Instructor.
Cost is £750 each including all food, fuel etc. You will need to submit sailing CV and be accepted as the QP includes you being in charge of a watch. You will also be able to do your Astro-Nav on this 935NM passage but will need to provide your own Sextant and be familiar with using it before we start. You will also need to bring your own forms for recording sights and if you use them (recommended) Reeds Astro-Navigation Tables. This is for experienced Yachtmasters who have already studied the YM Ocean theory and who are preparing for the final oral exam.
Partial QPs – You can also just do your Astro-Nav and gain experience on this trip then do your QP on a later trip. Cost is £500 each. Join 21st or 22nd May in Bermuda finish in Falmouth Harbour Antigua by 30th May.
The Yacht
Spirit of Juno is a Farr 65 that has raced round the World, she was built to carry up to 19 crew though we will have a maximum of 10 on board. She is a tough vessel built to withstand the Southern Ocean so if we do get a gale she is the right yacht to be on. In 2016 we were the first ‘Sea School’ yacht home in the Caribbean 600 when about 30% of the others retired.

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Combine with Antigua to Bermuda race for just £1995

WS308 22 Jun
20:01
28 Jun
15:01
Scotland Mile builder+ RYA £295 2 Email Wild Spirit

From Fort William (Corpach) to Dublin (Dun Laoghaire) passing Rhum, Jura and Islay then down past Rathlin island and the Isle of Man.

Join evening of Thursday 22nd June for Friday morning departure, we sail south down Loch Linhe tpast Oban, Islay, Mull and Jura. Superb cruising area but with serious tides to consider. We will call into sevral ports and may include Oban, Islay, IOM and Rathlin Island as overnight stops. At least 350 NM so an overnight passage or 2. Skipper will be Paul, a Yachtmaster Instructor who has sailed this area several times.

Excellent for those working towards Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore, but you can do RYA Comp Crew if you wish–check with Paul to make sure you are suitable. We have a 37 foot Jeanneau SunFast.
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Wild Spirit in small Hebrides port.

Cheap flights and easy connections from Glasgow airport and to Dublin at the finish. The train station at Corpach is a very short walk from the boat. Mike has booked on the 1221 train from GLA to Corpach–4 hours of one of the most scenic train lines in the World. He paid £20 for his ticket.
We fly back from DUB around 1900 on 28th June.

One CC booked plus 2 milebuilders at 29/4/17

This is after the 3 Peaks yacht Race and there is a slightly increased risk element for this trip so in the event of bad weather disrupting the race we will use Oban as the alternative starting point as it still works for flights etc.

A rare opportunity to build miles in one of the most beautiful cruising areas in the World.
Cost is £295 including Food but allow for 2 meals out. Marina fees are included in cost. Loan of Oilies is extra.

WS297 23 Jun
20:00
25 Jun
16:30
RYA Day Skipper / Comp Crew £525 1 Email Wild Spirit

The long and short wekends will be fairly intensive and we will take a maximimu of 4 students

Nick Hall will be Instructing both weekends, as well as being an experienced RYA Instructor he has been a lead skipper for Flotillas in the Med and Caribbean.

Weekends are (long) 18th to 21st May and 23rd to 25th June.

You can talk to Nick about the course on 07787 945378

 

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Total cost includes bothweekends—£525 which includes all on board food, fuel, fees etc.

WS287 11 Jul
20:00
16 Jul
16:00
RYA Course £525 5 Email Wild Spirit

5 Day RYA with Tuesday evening start so only 3 days leave needed.
Day Skipper and Competent Crew available.
Includes good on board food and no hidden extras.

if you want to just sail deduct £25

WS290 17 Aug
20:00
27 Aug
16:00
Cruise £650 4 Email Wild Spirit

Starts at Plymouth Yacht Haven and finishes in Lymington.
Where we go in betwen depends on the weather and the crew.
We might go out to the Scillies or across to Britanny or the Channel Islands.
We aim to be back into Lymington by early Sunday afternoon so you can travel home before BH rush,
meet is Thursday evening to avoid Friday rush.

You can do an RYA Competent Crew course on this trip or you can just sail and build miles and experience.

Paul will skipper and Judith, his wife, will be on board.

Different format for this one with Kitty for evening meals and drinks; all other costs included in the price.
We will probably have a few meals our as well.

WS294 10 Sep
20:00
17 Sep
15:00
RYA 7 day course with cross channel £625 5 Email Wild Spirit

The 7 day RYA format proved popular in 2016
It allows us to cross the channel but still have plenty of time for the syllabus.
The sea is at its warmest about the 21st September, the crowds have gone but everywhere is still open and pleased to see us.

A great holiday and a RYA qualifiaction as well if you want to do one.

If you just want to sail and build the miles then deduct £25 from cost.

Allow for at least 2 meals out on this trip.

WS296 7 Oct
20:00
12 Oct
16:00
5 Day RYA £425 4 Email Wild Spirit

5 day RYA course
The sea is at its warmest about 21st September and this is one of the driest periods of the year.
Everywhere is open but the crowds have gone. A great time of the year to sail.

At £425 for bookings before 1st May/or first 2 bookings, it is a great value sailing course and holiday.
There are no hidden extras but do allow for a couple of meals ashore, though you can stay on board and eat if you wish, we will provide the food.

Join Saturday evening for dinner on board at 2000

After 1st May or first 2 bookings–whichever comes first–cost is £495

One booked 8/3