RYA Recognised Training Centre for RYA Theory Courses & Practical Sailing Courses Barcelona Palamos Club Nautic Costa Brava Marina Spain.

RYA Competent Crew – Sailing Holidays with RYA Training & Qualifications

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 for Mile Building and Fast Track  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
  • Reefing
  • Knots and rope work
  • Victualling
  • Health and Safety
  • Understanding man over board proceedure
  • Understanding orders and commands from the Skipper


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

Prices per week

You can travel lite our yachts include freshly laundered bedding and wet gear. Breakfast and lunch aboard.

A practical course: 5 nights & 5 days sailing from:

£695 or €775 per person

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