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Competent Crew

Duration: Five Days

Experience required: None

Related course:

Essential Navigation & Seamanship

*All our courses are tought in English.

 Great hands-on experience course for  beginners, and an ideal introduction to: cruising, going through the equipment on board while teaching you personal safety, seamanship and steering to the level required to be a useful member of the crew of a cruising yacht.

Cost: 850€ per person

Whats Included?

  • Five days of teaching with accommodation 

  • Tuition from an experienced Instructor

  • Light weight waterproof jacket – just in case of the odd wave;

  • Food and drinks on board – breakfast, lunch and a glass of wine, or a beer after a days sailing;

  • All mooring fees, gas and diesel 


  • Freshly laundered sheets, duvets and 2 pillows and towels per person 

We do not include: flights, travel insurance or evening meals ashore.


This is a relaxing course where you might spend the week visiting other marinas and ports such as San Sebastian de la Gomera - giving you a chance to see the unspoiled areas of the Canary Islands.

After this course you will become a useful crew member who is able to helm (steer the yacht), handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day yacht management. All our courses are tought in English.


- Knowledge of sea and yacht terms

- Rigging and sails & sail handling

- Fire precautions and fighting

- Personal safety equipment

- Man overboard & emergency equipment

- Basic meteorology

- General duties, manners and customs

- Rules of the road

- Dinghies & Anchoring


The climate in the Canaries is temperate. You are recommended to bring with you shorts and t-shirts, long jeans/trousers and a jumper for the odd cooler evening in the winter months, shoes with non-marking bottoms for use on the boat, swimwear and something for dinners ashore. As the boat has limited storage space a soft suitcase is the most suitable luggage.

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