This is the skipper's licence as required for yacht charter and motor boat charter by yacht charter providers
|Accreditation||ICC and one of ISA Day Skipper Certificate or RYA Day Skipper Certificate|
|Length of Course||2 days|
|Objective||Meet the standard required by ICC, similar to the RYA/ISA Day Skipper standard.|
|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 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!|
1.Preparation for sea.
2.Depart from pier or pontoon
3.Turning the boat in a confined space.
4.Pick up a mooring
5.Pick up a Man Overboard
6.Anchor the boa
7. Come alongside a pier or pontoon
8.Sail a triangular course
9. Navigation to at least Day Skipper standard
|Pre Course||Skills & knowledge to operate a sailing yacht in waters with which you are familiar, in daylight hours. Important note: you must be either an Irish citizen or permanently resident in Ireland (and visa compliant if applicable) to qualify for an ICC issued by ISA on behalf of the Irish government or you must be either a British citizen or permanently resident in the United Kingdom to qualify for an ICC issued by RYA on behalf of the British government.|
|Pre Course Advice||Before this course, if you are not sure that you sailing is up to speed, contact our office for advice and information.|
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.
If you wanna learn to sail or improve your techniques this has got to be the best way to do it. I signed up for the competent crew course and it was a blast. Can't recommend sailcork high enough. An easy 5 stars J Kennedy