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Yachtmaster Offshore Preparation Course

  • Course ID: Y350
  • Discipline: Yachting
  • Level: Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster

The ISA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate certifies a recreational sailors ability to skipper a sailing yacht under sail and auxiliary motor on coastal and offshore passages during daylight and at night. The certificate is endorsed for recreational use by the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport. The assessment is a practical assessment run at sea in a cruising boat.This course prepares you for the assessment. SailCork offers a "one stop shop" with a 4 day Coastal Skipper Preparation Course on Holy Grounder followed by the assessment by a different examiner from your instructor, usually with a break of few hours in between.

Objective You will be prepared fully for the Yachtmaster Offshore practical assessment.
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!
Syllabus

IRPCS, Safety, Boat Handling, General Seamanship, Maintenance, Responsibilities of Skipper, Navigation, Metrology, Signals.

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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.

 

Brian F

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