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Day Skipper Practical Courses

Day Skipper Practical Courses

offered by supplier M14799 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 day(s)
Group Size: 3 - 6 people
Destination: Australia  
Category: Boating and sailing
Season: November - February
Min Price: 1050 Australian Dollar (AUD) per person
Max Price: 1050 Australian Dollar (AUD) per person

Previous experience required: RYA Day Skipper or Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster theory course completion (or equivalent knowledge or experience) AND sailing ability to the level of Competent Crew. The RYA recommends that students have the following experience as minimum – 5 days on a yacht, 100 miles experience and 4 hours night watch keeping.

Course content: Skippering a yacht for the first time can be a daunting yet exhilarating experience. The RYA Day Skipper practical course is designed to teach you to "take charge" safely and confidently.

A skipper does much more than navigate and steer. They are responsible for the complete safety and well being of the yacht and crew including weather forecasting, victualling, engine maintenance, sail selection and handling, passage planning, watch keeping, navigation and pilotage.

Your experienced and patient instructor will teach you these skills and you will put them into practice as you skipper the yacht on short passages around Moreton Bay. There is particular emphasis on boat handling for Day Skippers and during the course you will practice mooring under various conditions. Students live aboard the yacht during the course and visit many of the beautiful harbours and anchorages that Moreton Bay has to offer to practice pilotage techniques. You will complete at least 4 hours night sailing to experience night pilotage and identify lights.

At the end of the course you will be confident to skipper a cruising yacht on short passages by day in sheltered waters. Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded the RYA Day Skipper certificate. Courses are conducted aboard one of our comfortable training yachts and the cost of the course includes all meals on board during the course. This certificate is recognised throughout the world and can lead to a professional qualification.
About This Supplier
Location: Australia
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2006

The directors, Michael and Jenny Job, launched M14799 at the Brisbane Boat Show in 1997. Prior to this both worked in the yachting industry in the UK. Michael trained in the UK to become a RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and went on to manage a large sailing school, in the south of England. Jenny ran the administration at a...

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