If you have little or no sailing experience but are interested in learning while participating in an active sailing experience then this course is for you. This course is also a requirement for aspiring skippers who will need to understand how to be a competent crew member before they can begin to take charge of the crew.
While becoming a competent crew member you’ll learn about what makes sailboats sail, boat terminology, boat components and systems, crew activities and responsibilities, safety, points of sail, and living aboard a sail boat while cruising.
Competent Crew is the initial course in the International Sail and Power Associations system. It provides students with the confidence and knowledge to effectively and safely perform sailing duties in support of their skipper.
Helmsman Cruise and Learn provides a variety of single and multiple day on-the-water instructional cruises which can result in the achievement of the International Sailing and Power Associations (ISPA) Competent Crew certification. (Contact us for specific details and current schedules at www.cruisenlearn.com )
This 5 day course can result in the achievement of a ISPA Competent Crew Certification. No prerequisites are required. Both shore based and practical on-the-water components must be completed to achieve certification status.