Ocean Hiker Competent Crew Course
This Ocean Hiker Course is a competent crew sailing course, the start for everyone to sail a yacht. This Sailing Course follows the international standards for competent crew courses as you can find with the RYA, IYT or ISA. Our approach of teaching is based on our very own blue water sailing experience. We added a few extra skills to the international minimum standards for this level, in our view important to any crew on an ocean passage. 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 already introduce at this level the basics how to work it. It does not mean that we depreciate available licenses within the maritime world but we know that knowledge and skills are essential for survival. We also include at this sailing course level the splicing of ropes which always becomes a handy skill for any yachtsman. Every Charter Yacht appreciates a crew with a broad maritime background and a bag full of skills.
Check out our different course combinations 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 or ocean crossings.
Competent Crew Course online
We offer a e-learning sailing school here on this site too. You can start taking sailing classes by studying online before actually getting to the practical part of the course.
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 / Thailand.
During the north east monsoon from November to March. competent crew courses starting as well from Ko Lipe.
The live-aboard 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.