Competent Crew in Thailand

Doing your Competent Crew in Thailand is a great idea. It’s warm, there’s wind and crucially, there is tide.

Phuket lies off the west coast of southern Thailand in the Andaman Sea

Phuket

Chart
3941
Currency
Baht (THB)
Time to Visit
Year Round
Nav Difficulty
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Ave. Temperature
30°
Family Friendly
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Wind
Nov-May NE May-Oct SW
Diving/Snorkelling
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Time Zone
UT + 7
Sightseeing
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Language
Thai, English widely Spoken
Why Thailand?

So your looking to learn to sail and the appeal of doing somewhere warm is enticing. But what are the advantages and disadvantages of heading to the clear blue waters of the Andaman Sea to learn to sail? Let’s take a brief look.

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Disadvantages

We can’t think of too many. It is likely you have already considered the flight costs and the cost of training is roughy similar the world over, if at a small premium. There are times when you can’t, or at least is is inadvisable, to sail in Thailand, during the typhoon seasons. There is also not quite the frequency of courses you might find in countries like Australia or the United Kingdom, with many training schools to choose from.

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Advantages

There are so many. The standard of training in as high here as anywhere, with RYA courses and IYT Qualifications widely available.

It take about three says of sailing around the Andaman Sea under a tropical sun, lapped by warm waters, cooled by sea breezes to lose your clothes;

don your sarong and begin to look and feel like a local sea gypsy.

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One of the best reasons to head for Thailand & Malaysia, is that the qualifications are considered tidal.

RYA Competent Crew

Under the RYA scheme, there is no way to “upgrade” to tidal, if you have taken the non-tidal route. You would need to climb the ladder again. Thus training here, over say the Mediterranean or the Caribbean has a decent advantage.

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  • RYA Recognised Qualifications
  • Is considered Tidal by the RYA
  • Great winds (esp. November to May)
  • Almost all year round cruising
  • English Widely Spoken
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