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International Crew


This is the basic learn to sail a yacht course and is ideal for beginners to sailing.

This beginner’s course will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to become a useful crew member on a sailing yacht of up to 24 meters.
It is very much a hands-on course that teaches you by getting out there on the water and doing it yourself, there is only a very small theoretical component. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary. Our experienced instructors will guide you every step of the way ensuring you have a rewarding and enjoyable experience as you learn.
The course is practically based and by the end of the four days, you will be capable of sailing a small yacht in every direction that it is possible to sail in.  You will understand how to hoist and trim (adjust) the sails, how to work as a part of a crew and how to steer the boat. And you’ll also learn how to assist in other important activities like anchoring, coming alongside in a marina berth, or rescuing a man-overboard.

Course Outline:


  • Safety - Lookout / Yacht / Personal

  • Weather

  • Rigging and de-rigging yachts

  • Helming and crewing Reaching, Tacking Gybing

  • Parts of the Yacht (practical))

  • Heaving-to

  • Reefing underway

  • Leaving a mooring, Alongside, Taking up a mooring

  • Anchoring

  • Sailing on all Points of Sail

  • Hoisting Sails - Trimming

  • Marina boat crewing

  • Using a tender

  • Marine Knots

We accept different forms of payment depending on where you apply. 


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