This course is for beginners and those with a little sailing experience.
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|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||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.|
We are in the process of buying a yacht so we, as a family, decided to do the right thing and take lessons on how to sail it correctly. We are all novices in the sailing department so five of us went out today with Peter Scallan and we had a great day. He asked us up front what we wanted from the day and at this stage I feel we have been given a good base to build from when we decide to take further tuition. Peter is a great instructor and seems to have an intuitive feel for what each person is capable of and adapts accordingly. On top of that he's just a really nice guy and we got on very well with him. The family were discussing the day over a few pints (as you do), and I think we all agreed we left the berth in the morning as a family, but we returned the boat in the evening as a crew and that was all down to the tuition from Peter. In addition to all the sailing, we anchored up and had a delicious lunch cooked from scratch by Jo and as the main cook and bottle washer in my own house I have to say bravo chef. I highly recommend the professional but relaxed setup at Sailcork.