SAFE ENJOYABLE LEARNING AFLOAT AND ASHORE SINCE 1974

Scilly & South Coast of England Pilotage

  • Course ID: N312
  • Discipline: Navigation
  • Level: Basic Navigation

It is true that Eddie has a love affair with the Isles of Scilly - he has been going there since the year he started SailCork back in 1974. This is the closest part of England to Ireland - just 130 miles from Cork Harbour. It is a world apart - golden beaches and rugged unspoilt scenery - yet very challenging in terms of pilotage. The Isles of Scilly can act as a gateway to Cornwall and Devon if you are on an extended cruise - great information and tips on Falmouth, Fowey, Plymouth, Salcombe, Dartmouth etc.

Boat -
Length of Course 1 evening
Objective Be prepared for cruising among the Isles of Scilly and along the South Coast of England.
Location The chartroom at SailCork's base at East Ferry near Cobh. Also in your local club.
What to bring A4 Notebook, pens, 2B pencils, eraser, sharpener. You will also need a Plotter or Parallel Rulers, Nautical Dividers and an Almanac. Also bring your own charts of Scilly and South Coast of England.
Syllabus

Syllabus includes crew and boat preparation, destination research including pilotage, chartwork and shoreside. Navigational planning- including chartwork, tide work, best routes and alternative destinations. Met. information before and during trip, safety aspects, customs and legal requirements.

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