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.
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, how sails work, knot-tying, basic seamanship principles and safety procedures.
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. You should be over 16 and have some experience before you undertake this course; 5 days on board, 100 miles and 4 night hours and Theory knowledge to Day Skipper level.