Ocean Hiker Competent Crew Course
The Ocean Hiker sailing course is a Competent Crew Course, the start for everyone wanting to sail a yacht. Our approach of teaching is based on our very own blue water sailing experience. The additional skills we were adding to the common standards are of importance to any crew on an ocean passage.The Ocean Hiker Sailing Course is the international standards for competent crew courses like the RYA, IYT or ISA. We are not only mentioning during the Ocean Hiker/ Competent Crew Course that there are marine VHF radios aboard any ocean going sailing yacht, we introduce at this level the basics how to work it. This does not mean that we depreciate available licenses within the maritime world but we know that knowledge and skills are essential for survival. After extensive research we found that most sailing associations are not teaching at any sailing course level the skill of splicing ropes anymore which we still do? Well, when we go for a Charter Cruise here in Thailand we definitely prefer a crew with a broad maritime knowledge and a bag full of skills.
Check out our different course combination’s of our sailing school to see what would suite you best. Our sailing lessons are taught by experienced cruising sailors, the yachts are ocean going vessels to undertake passage making.
Of course nobody can become within a week a fully trained skipper ready to cross the seas but our goal is to create a truly competent crew with a maximum of practical training within our five day sailing classes. That’s why we recommend 24/aboard.
New is as well the option of e-learning sailing school. You can start taking sailing classes by studying online before actually getting here and will have more time during your holiday. Have a look at the online section of the sailing school and get a taste what we are going to learn.
We offer different sailing lessons and courses in terms of time and location still following the same syllabus.
Our competent crew course can start from Koh Tao, from Koh Phangan or from Koh Samui.
During the north east monsoon from November 2013 to March 2014 competent crew courses starting as well from Ko Lipe.
Next Competent Crew Course
This sailing courses are already scheduled. If you want to take part in one of them or do a sailing course at a different date please inquire through the booking form .
Scheduled Competent Crew Course
The liveaboard course and the Koh Tao based course are covering the same training syllabus and only vary in the achievement of mileage and actual time aboard.
If you haven’t been sailing in the Gulf of Thailand yet, a live aboard competent crew course with us can implement the beautiful archipelago of the Angthong national marine park as an extra travel high light and will give you the confidence of being able to handle a sailing yacht.