• Professional RYA Instructors
  • MCA RYA Inspected Yachts 
  • Own berth with fresh bedding 
  • Breakfasts, Lunches, Snacks  

  • Low Cost Airport Transfers 
  • Mooring fees and fuel all included! (We never ask for a kitty) Wifi 
  • Courses start every Monday no minimum numbers max 1 : 5 
  • Once your course is booked we deliver it - no waiting lists EVER!
  • Choice of 48 and 37 foot yachts

Blue Oyster Sailing Barcelona Sailing School RYA Competent Crew Course from Barcelona Palamos

RYA Recognised Training Centre for RYA Theory Courses & Practical Sailing Courses

RYA Competent Crew – Sailing Holidays with RYA Training & Qualifications

A practical course: 5 nights & 5 days sailing From £595

Our RYA Competent Crew Course is your professional introduction to sailing on cruising yachts. Five nights aboard and five days sailing. An ideal way to learn more about sailing in a safe and fun environment.

No previous experience required, you will be trained to be a useful member of the crew on any yacht.

You’ll work as part of a team and sail the yacht from day one, you will be encouraged to take an active role in the sailing of the yacht, helming, trimming sails, tying knots and working with the skipper to sail safely.

The course is designed for novices to progress quickly; our instructors are patient and friendly and are there to help you achieve a good level of competence.

We sail from Barcelona Palamos Club Nautic Costa BRava Marina. Training area Barcelona Port Olimpic, Barcelona L'Escala Palamos, Bay Of Rosas on the Spanish Costa Brava (just north of Barcelona) and  Queensway Quay, Gibraltar, we offer safe challenging and warm sailing throughout the year. 

RYA Competent Crew Course tuition in:

Sail trim

Hoisting and setting sails

Handling mooring lines and warps

Understanding all the terminology on board

Maintaining a proper look out

Helming the yacht

Recovering objects from the water

Working as part of a team

Safety on board

Points of sail


Knots and rope work


Health and Safety

Understanding man over board proceedure

Understanding orders and commands from the Skipper