Competent Crew Weekend

Learn to sail in style on fabulous Sydney Harbour. Join a friendly crew on board one of our fast, comfortable 40 foot training yachts and let us show you the ropes.
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30 October
Sat 30 Oct 2021 - Sun 31 Oct 2021
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $695.00 incl. GST
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6 November
Sat 06 Nov 2021 - Sun 07 Nov 2021
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
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13 November
Sat 13 Nov 2021 - Sun 14 Nov 2021
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
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27 November
Sat 27 Nov 2021 - Sun 28 Nov 2021
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $695.00 incl. GST
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    4 December
    Sat 04 Dec 2021 - Sun 05 Dec 2021
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    11 December
    Sat 11 Dec 2021 - Sun 12 Dec 2021
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    8 January
    Sat 08 Jan 2022 - Sun 09 Jan 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    15 January
    Sat 15 Jan 2022 - Sun 16 Jan 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    22 January
    Sat 22 Jan 2022 - Sun 23 Jan 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    29 January
    Sat 29 Jan 2022 - Sun 30 Jan 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    5 February
    Sat 05 Feb 2022 - Sun 06 Feb 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    12 February
    Sat 12 Feb 2022 - Sun 13 Feb 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    19 February
    Sat 19 Feb 2022 - Sun 20 Feb 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
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    26 February
    Sat 26 Feb 2022 - Sun 27 Feb 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    5 March
    Sat 05 Mar 2022 - Sun 06 Mar 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    12 March
    Sat 12 Mar 2022 - Sun 13 Mar 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    19 March
    Sat 19 Mar 2022 - Sun 20 Mar 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    26 March
    Sat 26 Mar 2022 - Sun 27 Mar 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    2 April
    Sat 02 Apr 2022 - Sun 03 Apr 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    9 April
    Sat 09 Apr 2022 - Sun 10 Apr 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    16 April
    Sat 16 Apr 2022 - Sun 17 Apr 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    23 April
    Sat 23 Apr 2022 - Sun 24 Apr 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    30 April
    Sat 30 Apr 2022 - Sun 01 May 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    7 May
    Sat 07 May 2022 - Sun 08 May 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    14 May
    Sat 14 May 2022 - Sun 15 May 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    21 May
    Sat 21 May 2022 - Sun 22 May 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    28 May
    Sat 28 May 2022 - Sun 29 May 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    4 June
    Sat 04 Jun 2022 - Sun 05 Jun 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    11 June
    Sat 11 Jun 2022 - Sun 12 Jun 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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    18 June
    Sat 18 Jun 2022 - Sun 19 Jun 2022
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
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Description

An RYA Competent Crew course provides a comprehensive introduction to yachting and leads to an internationally recognised certificate. 

You can complete your Competent Crew course over 3 weekends or 5 days straight. If you are booking weekends you should first book a Start Yachting Weekend and then follow with 2 x Competent Crew Weekends. 

If you add 3 or more courses on a single order with Flying Fish you will receive a 10% discount on the order total. You can book your weekends at any time of your choosing.

If you are not worried about certification you can also book this as a refresher or stand alone training adventure. 

Course content

  • Understanding sea terms, parts of the boat.
  • Sail handling (bend on, set, reef, trim, flake)
  • The use of winches, clutches and halyards 
  • Ropework (coiling, stowing, use of cleats, knots)
  • Helming and sail trimming on all points
  • Steering to a compass under power and sail. 
  • Crew duties during mooring, berthing, and anchoring. 
  • Personal safety, safety on board
  • Man overboard. and emergency situations
  • Rules of the road
  • Basic meteorology
  • Night sailing

Expert instruction, quality yachts

Our experienced instructor will guide you and fellow crew members through the course in a friendly and relaxed manner.

You sail on board one of our Beneteau 40.7 cruiser-racer yachts with your fellow students and take part in all aspects of running the boat. 

The group is limited to five students to ensure you get maximum hands-on experience. 

Location and sailing conditions 

We sail from our base at Middle Harbour Yacht Club and explore beautiful Sydney Harbour.

Subject to weather conditions we sometimes head north and overnight in Pittwater. 

Private course - great value 

Arrange your own group of up to 5 people, and pay for 4 places. 

This is a great thing to do with family or friends. Kids are welcome too.

If you are interested in a private course contact us using the enquiry button at the top of the page. 

What's included

Due to Covid 19 restrictions our RYA practical courses are currently non live-aboard. But please contact us if you would like to stay on board in the marina for your course.

  • Tuition, logbook, pre-course reading.
  • Life-jackets and safety harnesses are provided and we can loan you wet weather clothing if required.
  • All vessels have an enclosed bathroom on board.
  • Please bring your own lunch and snacks.
  • We provide tea and coffee and pizza takeaway before the night training exercise. 

Qualifications and experience

  • RYA Competent Crew certificate (once you have completed a Start Yachting Weekend and two Competent Crew Weekends)

Before you start

No previous experience is required to book this weekend.

If you are new to sailing and want to achieve your RYA Competent Crew certificate you should first book a Start Yachting Weekend 

What next?

Once you have completed the Competent Crew course you are ready to start taking control and learning the role of the Day Skipper. 

Join Day Skipper Shore-based, for a comprehensive introduction to the underlying theory knowledge you will need as a Day Skipper. 

Then go on to the Day Skipper Practical course. 

If you don't have time for the full shorebased theory course you could complete Essential Navigation and Seamanship self paced online course, and then go on to Day Skipper Practical

Once you have your RYA Day Skipper you are ready to charter your own yacht.