RYA Competent Crew Courses from Barcelona L'Escala and Port Olimpic Spain plus Historic Queensway Quay Gibraltar

The RYA Competent Crew Course is your professional introduction to sailing on cruising Power Boat Students Pass PB 2yachts.

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.

Our bases in Barcelona L’Escala and Barcelona Port Olympic Spain, and Queensway Quay Gibraltar, offer safe, challenging and warm sailing throughout the year.


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A practical course: 5 nights & 5 days' sailing from £595.

The course requirements are 3 nights away from home port, all accommodation is provided on board with a choice of 37 and 47 foot yachts to sail on.

The RYA 5 Day Competent Course costs £595 and is fully inclusive of accommodation, half board (two meals breakfast and lunches) and beverages on board, fuel, moorings, bedding, RYA Instruction, RYA Course Completion Certificates, wet gear and all safety equipment. Our yachts have an Instructor pupil ratio of 1 - 5 maximum for RYA Courses.

Barcelona Base L'Escala and Palamos includes sailing in The Bay Of Rosas in the lee of the French Pyrennees, visiting Cadaques, Estartit, Rosas, Palamos, Port D'Aro, Barcelona Port Olympic all weather dependent obviously. Nearest airports to our base Barcelona - Girona or Barcelona El Pratt

Gibraltar Base sailing area includes The Straits of Gibraltar, Morocco, and many Spanish ports, Sotogrande and Duquesa. Airports are Gibraltar and Malaga.RYA-Dinghy-Practice-Palamos-Spain

You will be sailing on modern British Flagged MCA Coded Yachts. We have a range of yachts available up to our Beneteau 473 for mile building and performance sailing. Our fleet of Beneteau Yachts all benefit from fully battened mainsails for extra performance. The larger Yachts cost £695 for a weekly Course.

Additional weeks are as the above tariff and if students stay for two weeks they can stay on board our yachts over the weekend in the fully inclusive tariff, so nothing else to pay.

The RYA Competent Crew Course is an enjoyable introduction to sailing there is plenty of time to go ashore in the evenings, and remember our prices are fully inclusive.

We are a fully Recognised RYA Tidal Training Centre and our company Blue Oyster Limited is incorporated in Gibraltar for your financial peace of mind. We aim to deliver sailing excellence and have RYA Sailing bases in Barcelona, Gibraltar and STCW 95 Training in Barcelona and Antibes.

What To Bring Storm Gib Training Blue Oyster Sailing

  • Travel light no hard cases with wheels please.
  • Towel
  • Sunblock Sun glasses and a Sun hat
  • Deck or soft shoes
  • Warm fleece for the evenings
  • Wash kit
  • Comfortable sailing clothing
  • Travel Insurance recommended

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