Skippering a yacht for the first time will be a most memorable experience. The Yacht Skipper practical course is designed to teach you how to safely and confidently "Take Charge" of the yacht.
A skipper’s task is not only to navigate. They are responsible for the complete safety and wellbeing of the yacht and it’s crew. Weather forecasting, victualling, engine maintenance, sail selection and handling, passage planning, watch keeping, navigation and pilotage are all included in these responsibilities. You will also be called upon to direct meals and delegate housekeeping duties on board.
These skills will be taught and put into practice whilst acting as skipper on short passages.
For the duration of the course you will live aboard the yacht and visit many of the beautiful harbours and anchorages to practice pilotage techniques and the essential skills of boat handling.
You will complete at least 4 night hours sailing to experience night pilotage and identify lights.
At the end of the Yacht Skipper course you will be confident to skipper a cruising yacht on short passages by day.