RYA Competent Crew Sailing Holiday

If you enjoy new experiences and looking for an adventure holiday in the sun, then the RYA Competent Crew Sailing Course and Holiday is perfect for you. This practical course has been designed to take complete beginners to a level at which they may enjoy and be confident as crew on a cruising yacht. Gibraltar is an ideal location to learn to sail, and even more reason to visit us with Gibraltar being added to the UK Green List. We're so excited to welcome you as an individual joining a small group or book a yacht exclusively for you and your friends.

Competent crew after sailing in the Bay of Gibraltar
Competent crew sailing course

I want to learn to sail, do I need experience?

You don't need any previous experience to learn to sail. You don't need to have ever been onboard a yacht before to join us for this RYA Competent Crew Sailing Course, or you may have been sailing but never taken the helm and gotten involved and this time you want to have a go. This is for everyone, if you like a new adventure and achievement for your next holiday then this is the perfect course.


1800 Sunday until 1600 Friday (5 nights onboard)

Course Dates:

This course starts every Sunday throughout the year. Which Sunday are you going to join us on?

What’s Included:

You will be perfecting your crewing skills sailing on one of our five 2016 model Jeanneau 389 sailing yachts!

Fresh bed linen & towel, berthing fees, gas, water, electricity, fuel & Spinlock lifejackets; the same the pros choose due to their superior quality and comfort. Welcome pack: tea, fresh ground coffee & instant coffee to get you settled onboard. Breakfast & light lunch is included as part of your course. Candidates love heading out in the evenings to enjoy dinner together at Ocean Villages' fantastic variety of onshore restaurants & don't forget the sundowners Med style - the best apres-sail holiday vibe.

RYA Competent Crew Course Price 2024:

  • £750 per person
  • £895 single occupancy private cabin
  • £1500 double occupancy private cabin
  • £2850 private yacht

If you choose not to guarantee your own cabin, you may be allocated one of the two saloon berths. Couples, friends or family can guarantee a double occupancy private cabin which can be set up as a twin, or double.