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5 days ~ RYA Competent Crew Sail training program / Whale wachting


This course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers.

Experience living on board and really get to know the boat. Virtually all the course is hands on. You are the crew, without you the sails won't go up and the boat won't be steered.

By the end of the course you should be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout and assist in all the day to day duties on board. You should also have visited very nice villages along the catalan coast and had an enjoyable holiday.

It is intended planned that during the course we will sail in a whales sanctuary area. April and May are the month swith more chances to get to sail very close to them. Whale wachting can be only intended in very smooth sea conditions. If those would be the weather conditions encountered, we will dedicate one or two days sailing in the sighting area.


Course content:

Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails, sail handling, ropework, fire precautions and fighting, personal safety equipment, man overboard, emergency equipment, meteorology, seasickness, helmsmanship, general duties, manners and customs, rules of the road, dinghies

One evening will be spent night sailing, a truly wonderful experience where you will be in charge of the yacht on a navigation exercise.


Price; 675€ *

Limited to 5 persons.

Start and Finish in the center of Barcelona.


For questions and reservations, please contact me at:

svnarinan@gmail.com  📡⛵️ +34 622 166 702


*Price includes the course, books and student pack, fuel and harbour fees, Vat and insurance. It doesn’t include food and laundry .