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RYA/YA Competent Crew Course with Southern Cross Yachting

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by Jen Alexander (subscribe)
Taking you in and around Brisbane (and sometimes beyond)
Published May 12th 2014
Sail away on Moreton Bay
Ready to learn to sail? Southern Cross Yachting is the place to go.

Located at the beautiful Manly, Queensland, Southern Cross Yachting has an approved School of Yachting that is open to anyone.

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what a welcome!

They are fully accredited RYA/YA learn to sail and powerboat training company that can help with tuition for absolute beginners to yachtmaster level.

They offer lots of other services - which you can see on their website, but we did their Competent Crew Course. What Fun!

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the arrival

RYA/YA Competent Crew course:
You will walk (sail) away with the basics of yachting in more depth than the Introductory course.

You will 'live' on board the yacht for the duration of the course while sailing around the sheltered waters of Moreton Bay. Pure bliss!
Previous experience required: NONE! Just a passion for the outdoors, water and fun.

Where can you enjoy s training program AND a holiday all in one!?

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learning the ropes

The Details
Duration: 3 x weekends (weekends do not need to be consecutive) or 5 day (Monday to Friday)

Course content: There is lots that you will see, do and learn. By day you will sail around and visit different harbours and anchorages, and by night you will enjoy the beauty of the sea on board (anchored).

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'accommodation with a view'

Some of the skills that you will come away with include: learn how to set the sails, steer the yacht, and live aboard a yacht whilst cruising, the use of all safety equipment on board a yacht, the rules of the road, manners and customs, and how the weather effects the planning of a sailing trip, navigation, "man overboard" drills (not with real people thank goodness!), right through to cooking and cleaning in the gallery (men and women!)

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at the helm

The food was delicious and the whole experience one-in-a-million.

These yachts are comfortably fitted and you will be hosted by a highly experienced and qualified Instructor.

This is a fun, and different thing to try.

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a great experience

At the end you will breeze away with the Royal Yachting Association 'Competent Crew course completion certificate.' Which, essentially means, The World is your Oyster! Literally

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OK - so how much?

Prizes and available dates can be found here. I found it to be excellent value for money and a really fun thing to do.

What are you waiting for? Either book this new adventure for yourself, or a few of you - it's loads of fun either way!!
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Why? Learn how to Sail at Moreton Bay
When: Various - check website
Phone: 07 3396 4100
Where: East Coast Marina, Manly
Cost: various - check website
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