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
Operating as part of LYC sea school a well established RYA Training Centre we are different

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

Hi Everyone,

A brilliant week aboard Wild Spirit! My desk has finally stopped moving around so I’ve been able to concentrate on setting up a place to share photos. After a couple of dead-ends, I’ve created a website for us to share….

Ian
Sept 2017

 

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 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.

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

Competent Crew is a 5 day course starting from scratch and gets you to being a Competent Crew member. We do suggest you learn 3 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 10 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 teams entering a range of events from inshore races to the Fastnet and Volvo Round Ireland.

Our price includes all on board food and this is much better than most school yachts. We include use of Oilskins 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,or email us at [email protected] before the course– we don’t have sales people and we don’t hire in casual Instructors. The link below gives the course syllabus.

Competent Crew Syllabus

ID Join Likely Finish Event Price Spaces  
WS347 29 Mar
08:00
3 Apr
15:03
RYA Comp Crew/ Day Skipper £325 0 Email Wild Spirit

Join Friday evening for a good meal on board at 2000 and finish Wednesday afternoon so only 3 days leave needed.

Yes it can be cold, but we have heating on board and will be in Marinas with hot showers every night.

A couple of Dinners out but everything else is included, food, fees, marinas, fuel, use of Oilies and Logbooks for Comp Crew.

WS349 9 Apr
19:00
14 Apr
16:00
RYA Comp Crew/ Day Skipper £425 2 Email Wild Spirit

Join Tuesday evening for a good meal on board at 2000 and finish Sunday afternoon so only 3 days leave needed.

A couple of Dinners out but everything else is included, food, fees, marinas, fuel, use of Oilies and Logbooks for Comp Crew.

2 Comp Crew and one Day Skipper booked at 5/2/19

WS367 26 Apr
19:30
1 May
16:00
RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper £425 5 Email Wild Spirit

RYA course from Friday evening to Wednesday afternoon.
Comp Crew assumes no prior knowledge
Day skipper at least 5 days sailing, Theory plus 4 night hours.
Not sure which one? Call Paul 01823 433813 to discuss.
No hidden extras and much better food then most.
We will probably eat dinner ashore once or twice, team choice, there will be food on board instead if you wish.

If you wish you can just come and build some miles plus experience.

WS356 11 May
20:00
18 May
14:00
Milebuilder with cross channel–8 days £575 4 Email Wild Spirit

Cross Channel Milebuilder.
We have gone for Saturday to Saturday for those who have a way to travel.

Expect a couple of good meals ashore, as after years of selfless research we know where to go.

With many Years of Channel, Solent and 3 Peaks racing, extensive cruising and RYA Instructing, Geoff West (on right in Photo), has a wealth of experience to pass on.
Based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, he knows the Solent and English Channel very well and is keen to share his tide and weather strategies on a longer cruise.

Probably 5 or more night hours and at least 2 qualifying passages for YacthMaster.

A bit more expensive than a 5 day course as it takes out 2 weekends. includes all on board food etc.
one booked at 5th January

WS366 24 May
08:00
24 May
16:30
ISAF Course–for Fastnet etc £120 0 Email Wild Spirit

The offshore safety course for races such as Fastnet or Sydney to Hobart pic-(spot my bald spot)

A mix of theory and practical plus 2 short exams leads to Certificate which in conjunction with RYA Sea Survival is requirement for Cat 0, 1 and 2 races.

Note 0900 sharp start but you can probably o/n on board before course. finish is 1630 so you can get to your team yacht in time for the Eddystone race the next day.

Small amount of pre-course reading will be e-mailed–max half an hour.

WS361 20 Jul
13:30
27 Jul
15:30
RYA Milebuilder to France and Channel Islands £595 5 Email Wild Spirit

Meet for 1330 Saturday at Lymington and catch the afternoon tide. Itinerary will depend on crew plus weather but Channel Islands and France most likely. At least 2 qualifying Pasages for Yachtmaster and a few meals out.
You can do Competent Crew on this trip and it is good for those wanting to build miles, experience and confidence.
Passport is essential.

WS363 14 Aug
15:00
24 Aug
17:30
Milebuilder/ cruise to the Scillies £575 5 Email Wild Spirit

Meet Plymouth Wednesday evening ready to catch tide Thursday morning and head west.
Itinerary is weather plus team dependent but the Isles of Scilly are top of the list.
We finish Lymington and the price reflects this plus it is after the Fastnet but we have several days for any repairs. In the, most unlikely, event of this trip being cancelled we will refund cost in full, but travel is down to you. In 12 years of doing trips after the Fastnet, Round Ireland and 3 Peaks Yacht race we haven’t had to cancel a single one.

You can do Competent Crew on this one and it is good for building miles plus experience.
it is quite possible we will also visit Channel Islands and posibly france so a Passport is needed.