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​Cost £605

  • 5 day course in Gibraltar or Lanzarote
  • For those who would like to become an active crew member
  • Price per person (flights not included)
  • For enquires please contact wimbledonpark@merton.gov.uk

This course is designed for complete beginners that would like to gain knowledge about being a competent crew rather than just a passenger. The 5 day course is held either out of either Gibraltar or Lanzarote as a residential sailing trip, giving the candidate the opportunity to gain experience living on board and really getting to know the boat.

The course is completely hands on, as part of a team you will have the opportunity to try every aspect of what goes into sailing a large boat. After the course the candidate will have gained a great depth of knowledge of how to crew a cruising vessel as well as having a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

Course content:

  • Personal safety
  • Preparing the Yacht
  • Sea terms and parts of the boat
  • Sail handling
  • Knots and rope work
  • Helming and sailing
  • Emergency situations
  • Rules of the road
  • Daily duties

Pre requisites

  • Enthusiastic

What to bring

  • Sailing log book
  • Weather appropriate clothing and footwear, for 5 days away at sea
  • Note pad and pen
  • Competent Crew RYA hand book