We can accommodate candidates of different abilities and those working towards various qualifications on one trip. We familiarise you with the yacht and spend the week port hopping whilst you gain experience and work towards your qualification. During this time we provide you with breakfast, lunch, general refreshments and evening meals. We like to stop at pleasant anchorages and harbours and there will be the opportunity to pop ashore for a sociable drink on most evenings.
Day Skipper - During the course you will build on previous experience under supervision from one of our experienced RYA Instructors. You will be directing the crew, coming alongside, handling the boat under sail and power, navigating during the day and getting some night hours under your belt. You will also learn the basics of engine maintenance and be expected to take control in a man overboard emergency situation.
Competent Crew - Your course will teach you all the skills to become a competent and efficient crew member. Course content will include learning how to steer the boat, what the sails do, knot-tying, basic seamanship principles and safety procedures.
Yachtmaster™ Preparation - This course will include you planning & skippering more challenging passages with pilotage at day and night, boat handling and safety & emergency procedures. If you are looking to gain the Yachtmaster™ Offshore/Coastal Certificate, please let us know and we will arrange an examiner for you. If you are aiming to take your Yachtmaster™ Offshore or Coastal exam, we cannot over emphasise the need for personal preparation, your theory knowledge should be instinctive. Primarily the candidate being examined is being assessed for his/her ability to be a good skipper. You should exercise safe practices and judgment without being too overcautious. Our emphasis during this course is consolidate all that you have already learned and fine tune any areas of improvement. You will be expected to be fully skilled in the following areas: communication with crew members, confident and competent boat handling, high standard chart work and navigation, safety briefings and procedures, radio communication and meteorology skills.