A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills. Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety. Experience being in charge, taking credit when it all goes well and being responsible when it doesn't. If it's help with navigation that you need, you should take our Day Skipper shorebased course.
The Day Skipper qualification is the minimum legal requirement for chartering a yacht abroad.
You will be accommodated and fed on board. Meals taken on board are included. Couples will be allocated a double cabin.
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.
Experience: 100nm / 5 days / 4 hours night
Duration: 5 days or 2-3 w/ends (£100 surcharge) away living on board
Minimum Age 16