The fabulous Isles of Scilly is the destination for this extended one week cruise. The cruise starts with a 140 mile passage to New Grimsby Sound, giving you an opportunity to be part of crewing a yacht offshore over a 24 hour cycle, getting experience of watch systems. Once in Scilly, you spend four days cruising the islands, practicing close quarters pilotage, experiencing fabulous Atlantic sailing and of course the obligitory social runs ashore. The cruise is completed with a return overnight cruise to Cork harbour.
|Length of Course||Six Days|
|Objective||Fine tune your skills and add miles to your log book in preparation for further qualification (Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Offshore). The course includes two 'qualifying passages', to meet Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Offshore logbook requirements. Experience the rhythm of long distance sailing and the challenge of island pilotage in shallow water.|
|Location||Cork Harbour to Scilly and back, including visits to St Mary's, Tresco, St. Martin's, St. Agnes and Gugh, Bryher.|
|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: Personal Logbook, Comp Crew Book. 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!|
You can avail of your SailCork Commercial Yachtmaster Offshore Skipper to brush up on any part of the practical yachting syllabus including Compentent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Offshore. You will get an opportunity to handle the boat, set sails, navigate etc.
|Pre Course||Have completed at least one of the following: Competent Crew, Day Skipper Practical, Day Skipper Navigation, Coastal Skipper Practical, Yachtmaster Navigation.|
|Pre Course Advice||Study weather and tides (click here). Study area on relevant charts (click here - Navionics). Eat before joining on evening course. Bag packed as advised - soft bag. Google Isles of Scilly and study Scilly on Google Earth.|
|Tags||Yacht Sailing. Yachtmaster. West Cork. Cork Harbour. Navigation. Holy Grounder.|
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We had a terrific time on our day sail with Peter, who is a very good skipper/teacher. We really enjoyed the chance to see the Volvo races as well. And your chorizo and chicken stew was wonderful!
Thank you for arranging the day sail - we had a great time.