WHAT IS THIS COURSE?
A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.
Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety. Experience being in charge, taking credit when it all goes well and being responsible when it doesn’t.
Before this course, the expected level of ability includes:
– 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht
– theory knowledge to the level of Day Skipper
(*DS shore based theory course is strongly advised – read below)
NOTE: properly recorded logging of experience is ESSENTIAL!
Preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making, night cruising
5 days, 3 weekends or 3 days plus 2 days
Ability after completion:
Personally and safely skipper a yacht with passengers/crew yacht (not for commercial use), manage your crew efficiently for basic daytime inshore/coastal passages, safely manage your yacht.
This RYA Day Skipper is also ICC equivalent.
If you are not sure that your sailing/theory is up to speed, get in touch with us for personal advice/guidance.