This course is for beginners and those with a little sailing experience.
|Accreditation||ISA Competent Crew Certificate or RYA Competent Crew Certificate|
|Length of Course||5 days or equivalent over 2 weekends.|
|Objective||Be capable of taking an active part as the crew of a cruising yacht including watchkeeping|
|Location||Cork Harbour or West Cork, South Coast of Ireland.|
|Equipment Included||The Boat has full safety equipment, all nav. aids and powerful engines. The safety equipment includes lifejackets and harnesses for each crew member. Waterproofs are available on request.|
|What to bring||Soft bag with change of warm clothes, toiletries, sleeping bag. Your own sailing equipment if you have them - waterproofs, torch, sailing knife, books: Cruising Logbook €12, Comp Crew Book €14.Kitty & pocket money|
|Meals||Most meals are pre-prepared by our qualified Galley Cook. Nothing better than sitting at the table in the saloon for a meal with fellow crewmembers after a hard day's sailing! Please inform us of dietary needs and allergies.|
Knowledge of sea terms, parts of boat, rigging and sails. Sail handling. Ropework. Fire precautions and fire fighting. Personal safety equipment. Man overboard. Distress signals. Manners and Customs. Rules of the road. Dinghies. Meteorology. Seasickness. Helmsmanship and sailing. General duties.
|Pre Course Advice||Study weather and tide. Study area on relevant charts ( Navionics). Read about the area ( in your footsteps). Eat before joining on evening course. Bag packed as advised - soft bag|
|Course Brands||Wild Atlantic Way. ISA. RYA. Tourism Ireland, F|
|Tags||Yacht Sailing. Yachtmaster. West Cork. Cork Harbour. Navigation. Holy Grounder.|
this note of thanks is a little tardy so apologies.
As a business just want to say you guys look after your customers and everything was well thought out and very well planned.
Food always excellent, can't wait for the Sailcork Cookbook, I am sure its an art planning food in a challenging environment.
The training was exceptional, from theory classes to the practical side, for me it's amazing you can take someone with no knowledge and no confidence, put them through a program and give them them the required knowledge, skills and confidence to sail.
..... and in doing so find that difficult balance between a social activity that also requires vigilance safety and security.
I have done many courses (work and pleasure) I can honestly say I learned the most and at so many levels from Sailcork, we are the better for your long and valuable service in Cork.
William Oppermann (look after Lou...she is building muscle for the winches...)