Competent Crew Plus

Course information


5 days

Course Description

Competent Crew Plus is a course for those who have basic crewing skills and want to gain more experience. It’s an ideal follow-on from RYA Competent Crew, or if Competent Crew covers a lot of ground you already know. Charter companies normally require a named person as skipper. He or she must hold a recognised sailing certificate. In addition another person is named as ‘co-skipper‘, capable of helping to sail the boat. This course will equip you to act as the main crew member / co-skipper on a charter yacht in Greece or elsewhere in the Mediterranean.

For Who?

You have Competent Crew experience and wish to gain even more confidence and build on your skills.

You are soon  likely to sail with just two adults on board or with inexperienced friends or family. You need to feel confident that you could get the yacht safely back to port and/or call for assistance should the skipper be ill or have an accident.

You are 16 years old and above.

Your partner perhaps does a Day Skipper Practical or a Charter Co-Skipper course and you want to get to the next level in the mean time in a private setting. Contact us for details and prices of our private tuition.

What will you learn?

You will refresh your Competent Crew techniques. On top of it, the course will cover: short-handed sailing techniques, short-handed Man Overboard techniques, simple navigation and chart-work, different styles of reefing and rigs, yacht chartering advice, use of dinghy with outboard motor, use of marine radio, clearing underwater obstacles, hoisting a man aloft, anchoring a yacht,Med mooring a yacht to a pier or the shore.

There is no assessment at the end as this week is based on gaining extra knowledge and experience.


Price List Competent Crew Plus

High SeasonMid-SeasonLow Season
July - August - SeptemberMay - June - OctoberMarch - April - November
5-Day RYA Competent Crew + course (single cabin)€1,475€1,375€1,150
5-Day RYA Competent Crew + course (shared cabin)€1,275€1,175€950
Classroom - Weekend€450€450€450
Start Yachting - Weekend€450€450€450

All prices include your own yacht cabin on board (only to share with your partner if applicable) with all the necessary items for your comfort: bedding and linens, towels, pillows.

For practical courses are included all yachts expenses, breakfast and lunch. All activities ashore and dinner are at your own expense. Your travel expenses to get to Aegina are not covered.

You desire more privacy? We offer private versions of all our courses! Depending on the season, the type of boats, and the number of days, from €3,700 up to €7,950, you can book a yacht for yourself and friends/family to enjoy your time in a more intimate setting while learning the skills you want to complete. A qualified instructor will stay on board at all time to ensure safety but our team is used to not disturb your privacy. You can contact us and ask for more info and/or select “private” when enquiring a course.

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