A course for aspiring young skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.
|Boat||Beneteau 367, 3 double cabins, fully equipped and coded for teaching.|
|Length of Course||5 days (5 nights) or 2 weekends, 1 being a Bank holiday|
|Objective||The aim of the course is to provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to skipper a sailing yacht by day in waters with which they are familiar.|
|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.|
|What to bring||Soft bag with change of warm clothes, toiletries, sleeping bag. Your own sailing waterproofs if you have them.|
|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!|
This course introduces the subjects of pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht safely by day in familiar tidal waters. Candidates should have theory to the level of Day Skipper. It is recommended you attend the Day Skipper shorebased course beforehand.
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
|Pre Course||Study the Day skipper course book and Logbook. Available for sale from our shop. Have completed a Day skipper shore-based course|
|Pre Course Advice||Become familiar with the sailing ground by checking out Navionics online charts and In Your Footsteps website|