Meals and drinks onshore are not included, the school will also not provision for alcohol but you may take your own. Marina fees are not included and are to be shared between the crew.
The RYA Competent Crew course is a real ‘hands-on’ experience and runs over five days of practical sail training. You are the crew and the yacht sails because of you! One of our patient and friendly RYA cruising instructors will encourage you in all aspects of life onboard, from safety to sailing, helming to parking and from man overboard drills to weighing anchor.
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You will meet your instructor at 09:00hrs at the marina, you will leave home berth on Monday and stay in other harbours and/or anchorages.
DAY 1- DAY 5
You will live onboard for the duration of the course and return to Palma on Thursday evening.
One evening will be spent night sailing, a truly wonderful experience where you will be in charge of the yacht on a navigation exercise.
Your student support will meet you on your return to the marina on Friday afternoon with a celebratory bottle of Cava to talk about the wonderful experiences you've had.
The first day of the Competent Crew course will start at 0900hrs but every day is different. The course will close on a Friday afternoon, around 1700hrs where you will be met by a member of the Aigua Sea School HQ team to welcome you back, offer you a glass of cava and to early listen to your stories.
One evening of the course will involve a night sail training exercise, usually towards the end of the week when everyone feels very comfortable around the yacht. The night sail usually takes you into Palma harbour where the lights of the capital will both bewilder and enchant you .. a truly amazing experience.
Joining the yacht on a Monday morning and after starting with your course with a full safety brief, the yacht will set sail from Palma harbour, its base port, and sail off “to explore, dream and discover”. You will journey where the wind takes you, either heading to the south west of the island to visit ports such as Adriano, Santa Ponsa, Port Andratx and the quaint Sant Elm by the mighty Dragonera island; or heading towards the east with the opportunity to sail to the marine nature reserve of the Cabrera archipelago and stay an evening in the lagoon. You sleep onboard, dine onboard (most nights) and learn the live-aboard experience. This course is very much about ‘why’ you sail as well as ‘how’.