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To sail or not to sail? That isn’t a question. Because you don’t have to sail but it’s necessary. We can see that on your faces when wind fills up the sails and yacht starts going forward. The only thing that reminds you you’re not flying is the sound of the sea under a yacht. Discover other connections between sailing and flying on the RYA Competent Crew course for the beginners.

1.100,00 1.250,00  8.287,95 kn9.418,13 kn

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In case of cancellation by the participant, A.N.A. will charge the participant in accordance with the following:

  • cancellation up to 30 or more days before the program starts: 20% of the amount paid
  • cancellation between 15 and 29 days before the program starts: 50% of the amount paid
  • cancellation within 14 days before the program starts: 100% of the amount paid
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RYA Competent Crew – Who should apply?

RYA Competent Crew – program for the beginners is for those who want to experience the magic of sailing for the first time. It’s also for those who have already tried sailing but would like to become active members of the crew. Besides that, it’s for those who want to learn sailing by the internationally accepted British Royal Yachting Association’s programme and after the course get an internationally accepted certificate.

Island of Murter in the heart of ancient Dalmatia and its nearby islands and villages provide a perfect setting for the sailing course. It’s where the blue colours of the sea compete every day in the beauty of their spectre. And where the warm sun and a gentle sea breeze with a taste of salt and a scent of pine trees provide excellent conditions for sailing in t-shirts. As well as for swimming in the crystal clear sea.

Regardless if you’re alone or with your friends and family, feel free to contact us.

RYA Competent Crew – What will you learn?

RYA Competent Crew course sets firm foundations for all the other RYA courses and further development of sailing skills. From the first day of the course you will be the crew and without you a yacht won’t be able to set sails. Also, you will spent all five days of the course aboard of a sailing yacht. You will learn about all aspects of life on a boat. From safety, sleeping, responsible use of water and electricity, storing and preparation of food, to showering.

Besides learning why and how a sailing yacht sails and lots of practice so it all sits well. You will learn how to helm, handle sails and ropes. To tie knots and the yacht as well as how to anchor. You will also learn basics rules of the road and how weather affects sailing. You will learn how to make a lasso for catching cleats and buoys, what to do in case of man overboard situation and how to use rubber dinghy.

As a part of the course you will get very illustrative handbook that will help you to master the theory part of the course. Every morning the course starts with theory lesson in the classroom or on the yacht. After that we sail till lunch break, anchor on some of the neighbouring villages. After the break we sail till the return to marina in the late afternoon.

RYA Competent Crew – Certificate after the course

After you successfully finish the course and after instructors’ positive evaluation of your progress you will get internationally accepted RYA Competent Crew certificate. That confirms that you have successfully covered all parts of the RYA Competent Crew syllabus. You will also get a RYA Logbook as a confirmation of your miles sailed, acquired skills and knowledge.


RYA Competent Crew course aim: 

To learn the basics of sailing and life aboard of a sailing yacht and become a useful crew member who helps skipper of the yacht while sailing and around everyday duties.

Skills and knowledge after the RYA Competent Crew course:

  • Safety aboard of a yacht and personal safety and equipment
  • Terms – parts of the boat, ropes, sails, sea terms
  • Helming – sails and motor
  • Manoeuvring with the sailing boat on sails
  • Handling sails – hoisting, lowering, reefing, flaking
  • Handling ropes and winches
  • Tying knots and their use
  • Procedures while docking and tying the boat
  • Procedures while anchoring
  • Procedures while buoy catching
  • Basic rules of the road
  • Basic meteorology and weather – winds
  • Custom and manners at sea
  • Handling rubber dinghy
  • Actions and procedures in man overboard situation

Experience after the RYA Competent Crew course:

  • 5 days aboard a yacht, 100 nautical miles – logged in the RYA Logbook

Certificate after the RYA Competent Crew course:

  • RYA Competent Crew, after instructor’s positive evaluation of the progress during the course



Conditions/Prerequisites for the RYA Competent Crew:

Minimum age:

  • 12 years (12 – 18 years accompanied by a parent or guardian)

Pre-course experience:

  • Not needed

Pre-course assumed knowledge:

  • None

Number of students:

Minimum preconditions:

  • Swimming skills and readiness for physical activity


Program of the RYA Competent Crew course


  • 5 days

Language of the course:

  • English

Arrival and first meeting:

  • Saturday – 18:00*, ANA office, ACI marina Jezera, Obala Sv. Ivana BB, Jezera

*Please be so kind and let the instructor know if you’re not able to arrive on timeStart of the course:

  • Sunday morning

Daily schedule:

  • Theory introduction
  • Sailing
  • Lunch break
  • Sailing
  • Return to marina

End of the course:

  • Thursday afternoon


  • Aboard of a sailing yacht in a double bed cabins (one bed cabins available upon additional payment)

Sailing area:

  • Island of Murter and its’ neighbouring islands and villages

Sailing plan is subject to change depending on the current weather conditions and the forecast. Safety first!

Literature: Competent Crew skills handbook course materials


Sailing gloves, two pairs of non-slip shoes or sneakers, T-shirts and long sleeve shirts, short and long pants, strong sunscreen, a cap or a hat, sunglasses, towels, personal hygiene items, bathing suit, towels, mosquito repellent.If you are sailing during colder months, please bring your sailing suit, or a warm, waterproof jacket, pants (and a sleeping bag if you prefer).Please remember to bring personal medications if required.



Please, use the booking system above to get the exact price.

Price of the RYA Competent Crew course includes:

  • Accommodation aboard a sailing yacht – 6 nights
  • 5 days of sailing
  • Instructor
  • Mooring fees in ACI marina Jezera
  • Course materials
  • RYA certificate for the level completed during the course
  • RYA Logbook
  • Final cleaning
  • Tourist tax
  • VAT

Not included in price of the RYA Competent Crew course:

  • Flights/other transportation to/from the base and parking costs
  • Personal medical and travel insurance
  • Other marina’s cost
  • Meals

Rates apply to accommodation in double cabins. The upgrade for the use of a single cabin is 40% of the listed price.

The format of the dates is European (DD.MM.YYYY)