RYA Competent Crew

RYA Competent Crew Course

Get the best foundation to build your sailing experiences on.
Enjoy a great holiday exploring Mallorca as you learn the basics.


Gain the ability to actively participate and stand a
watch aboard a cruising yacht.

No previous experience required.

4 nights, 5 days

Discover Port Andratx, Dragonera Island, Port Soller, Sant Elm, Palma Bay

Accommodation on board, either at Club de Vela or at anchor in a sheltered bay.

Cover safety, knots, sail handling, helming and much more.

RYA Competent Crew Skills

From €950 per person

Aprés Sail

Aprés sail at Club de Vela or aboard.

The first two days are spent in Port Andratx, learning about the boat, the sails, the wind and staying safe aboard. We practice hoisting and trimming sails, preparing lines and fenders for coming alongside or mooring, Mediterranean style. These are action packed days and you will have earned some Solaris style aprés sail every evening, unwinding around the pool at the Club De Vela before heading out for dinner in one of the many restaurants that Port Andratx offers. With our confidence building, it is soon time to set off to explore new bays along the coast, practising our skills and stopping for lunchtime swims – and generally getting a good feel for the cruising life. For dinner, we can choose between going ashore for tapas or preparing our own meals on board. Please note that all mooring or marina fees, where incurred, will be split between guests.

Unique to Solaris our Deluxe Competent Crew course gives you the opportunity to sail two different boats with two different instructors. To learn on a 34ft and transfer that training to a 57ft is paramount in gaining a true understanding of ‘cruising life’ from helming to life in the galley.