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-trainingcentreA 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  
WS296 14 Oct
20:30
19 Oct
16:00
5 Day RYA £425 0 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.

There are no hidden extras but do allow for one Dinner 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 2030 finish Thursday afternoon.

WS309 5 Nov
20:00
10 Nov
16:00
RYA Comp Crew/ Day Skipper £425 3 Email Wild Spirit

Extra RYA course with 2 bookings already.
Comp Crew and Day Skipper or just build some miles and revise your skills.
We have heating on board and will probably be in a Marina every night.

£395 for next booking and then it goes back to normal price of £425
There are no hidden extras and as well as Oilies we provide RYA Logbooks for Competent Crew.
We will probably have one or 2 meals out in a Pub but you can stay on board and eat if you wish.

Not sure if you have experience/ theory knowledge needed for Day Skipper–just ask Paul

WS311 26 Dec
20:00
31 Dec
14:30
Christmas RYA £425 5 Email Wild Spirit

For the last 7 years Paul has raced in the Sydney to Hobart starting Boxing Day. He has skippered or helmed teams winning Class, Division and first Tasmanian boat home, but this year he is staying in the UK.
Before this we used to run a RYA course (or you can just sail and about half did this) starting Boxing Day evening and finishing early afternoon on New Year’s Eve.
It is Christmas and the days are short but we do a few night hours as well and still have time to pop and have a pint in a carefully selected little Pub or 2.
We have diesel and electric heating and we will be in a Marina every night so plenty of hot showers etc.

With enforced Annual Leave it is a good opportunity to do something constructive and possibly avoid certain relatives.