The Yacht Crew Student Handbook is written for people who have little or no experience of yachts. The aim of the course is to increase the candidates’ nautical knowledge to competently take on the duties of a Yacht Crew on board a vessel, in daylight hours, in sight of land.
Students spend 90% of the time on the yacht, learning how to sail in every possible direction, advancing their seamanship, boat handling, rules of the road and engaging in good teamwork. Management of the yacht is about crew co-ordination, so this course is structured to encourage communication, and to learn by doing, rather than rote learning! Learning to sail and having fun.