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Current Scheduled Course Dates with Availability
2018 – July 29th
2019 – January 20th
If the dates you are interested in are not shown please email us for availability of a yacht and instructor and we will set the course up for you.


This is a comprehensive 5 day introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology and skippering. The course is invaluable if you want to progress from being a crew member to making decisions on board. The course will give you an insight into the theoretical aspects of managing a yacht at sea.

No previous experience is necessary, but some practical sailing experience is desirable. The RYA Competent Crew course is ideal for this.
Many students have difficulty with some elements of this syllabus. At Miramar Sailing School we have produced some “aide memoires” to help simplify some of the calculations:

day skipper theory notes
COURSE FEE US$795 – Currency Converter
What do you get for this?.

  • Open air waterfront classroom with beautiful views across the Antiguan hillside
  • Light lunch each day
  • Free Wi-Fi on school premises
  • All relevant RYA course notes and loan of training materials
  • RYA Certificate
  • Top quality training.

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There is an Online option for this course delivered by Navathome. Cost is US$565. Materials delivery charges apply for outside Europe.
Before opting for the lower cost Online option please consider the considerable benefits of face to face, real time teaching which offers the significant benefit of being able to ask questions and receive immediate answers.
Discounts / student:

  • 5% – 2 students on the same course.
  • 7.5% – 3 students on the same course.
  • 10% – 4 students, or more, on the same course.

Course Content: Syllabus Details

Course Schedule: 09:00 to 17:30 daily.

Ability after Course: You will be considered capable of safely navigating a yacht by day in local waters.

Availability: All year round Sundays to Thursdays.

Consider our 1 or 2 day training courses that will enhance your training and make the most of your time in Antigua. Not only will you maximise the investment in your trip, you will depart with two RYA qualifications instead of one!

If you wish to include any of the following in your package please Email us for availability.

Please visit our USA Online Store, our UK Online Store, or Bookharbour for the following recommended pre-course study materials, and a selection of clothing, sailing and travel accessories.

  • International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea
  • RYA Weather Handbook
  • RYA Navigation Exercises
  • Day Skipper Theory
  • Day Skipper Handbook

To assist with your planning we offer some suggestions for Accommodation and Travel
We also offer Gift Vouchers to give to family and friends.

What does Competent Crew and Day Skipper mean?

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