Competent Crew Course


Sail Training

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RYA Start Yachting
£220/$440
1 live-aboard weekend

RYA Competent Crew
£440/$880
2 live-aboard weekends

Yachtmaster Practical
£220/$440
Exam Coaching live-aboard weekends

RYA Theory...

RYA Yachtmaster Theory
£495/$990
3 weekends 8-4pm

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory
£495/$990
10 4-hr standalone modules

Ocean Sailing...

RYA Watch-leader

Sydney-Southport
7 days 500 miles
£585/$1050

Southport-Hamilton Is
7 days 500 miles
£585/$1050

Hamilton Is-Southport
6 days 500 miles
£585/$1050

Southport-Sydney
6 days 500 miles
£585/$1050


Yachtmaster Ocean Qualifier

Sydney-Auckland
2 weeks 1200 miles
£1013/$2026

Brazil- Trinidad
4 weeks 3000 miles
£2026/$4052

Bermuda - Dublin
4 weeks 3200 miles
£2026/$4052

* See pricing note at foot of page


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Competent Crew Course


See Calendar for dates

Pre-requisites: Introduction course or equivalent experience

Duration: Live aboard for two weekends. This course includes about 36 hours of sail training and about 5 hours of night time sailing.

Cost: £500/$880 AU*. Includes meals and accommodation on board overnight

Don't forget that annual club membership costs only £30/$50 AU a year and will entitle you to come on any of our low-priced members' courses

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At the end of this course, students should have the following skills

Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, rigging and sail
• Sufficient knowledge to understand orders given concerning the sailing and day-to-day running of the boat

Sail Handling
• Bending on setting, reefing and handing of sails

Ropework
• Handling ropes including coiling, stowing, securing to cleats and single and double bollards
• Handling warps
• Ability to tie and know how to use:-
• Bowlines, Round turn and two half hitches, single and double sheetbends, reef knots

Fire Precautions and Fire fighting
• Awareness of the hazards of fire and the precautions necessary to prevent fire.
• Knows action to be taken in the event of fire

Personal Safety Equipment
• Understands and complies with rules for the wearing of safety harnesses and personal buoyancy aids

Man Overboard
• Understands action to be taken to recover a man overboard

Distress Signals
• Can operate distress flares and knows on what occasion to use them

Rules of the Road
• Is able to keep an efficient lookout at sea

Dinghies
• Understands and complies with loading rules and is able to handle a dinghy under oars and motor

Meteorology
• Is aware of forecasting services and understands weather forecasting information

Sea-sickness
• Working efficiency when affected by sea-sickness

Helming and sailing
• Understands the basic theory of sailing and can steer and trim sails on all points of sailing.
• Can steer a compass course under sail and power

Engines
• Is able to stop and carry out simple checks on the owner serviceable parts and systems of an inboard and an outboard

Artificial Resuscitation and First Aid

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* As a British-registered non-profit organisation, all transactions are deemed to occur in the UK and The Ocean Sailing Club charges membership and product prices in UK pounds, however the club will accept payment in the local currency of where their yacht is at the time. Currently the Club uses the rate of A$1.75=£1

2021-22
Ocean Sailing

"Sydney - Southport"

12-18th June
7 days 500 miles
£585/$1050

"Southport - Hamilton Island"

19-25th June 2021
7 days 500 miles
£585/$1050

"Sail the Whitsundays"

3-9th July 2021
7 days of leisurely sailing
£585/$1050

"Hamilton Island - Southport"

10-16th July
6 days 500 miles
£585/$1050

"Southport - Sydney"

17-22nd July 2021
6 days 500 miles
£585/$1050