Coastal Skipper
Il prossimo passo dopo RYA Day Skipper

Il corso Coastal Skipper vi dara’ le abilità e le tecniche necessarie per guidare in sicurezza uno yacht su passaggi costieri o in mare aperto di giorno o di notte. È il ponte ideale tra Day Skipper e Yachtmaster Coastal. Questo corso di 5 giorni offre una grande opportunità per navigare più a largo nello Ionio, in condizioni più difficili e acquisire maggiore esperienza in vela e gestione della potenza, pianificazione del passaggio e situazioni di emergenza. Per accedere al corso richiediamo capacità di gestione della barca per gli standard di Day Skipper e di aver completato la teoria di Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore. Non c’è ulieriore tempo durante questo corso pratico per imparare nuove teorie.

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How you can take the course.

Individual

Join a yacht with other people. We like to teach a maximum of 4 people at a time as we feel it gives you that extra attention and time from the instructor and also space on board the yacht.

PRICES: FROM £660 PER PERSON, TO BOOK PLEASE GET IN TOUCH

Note: Cabin accommodation may be shared and saloon berths may be used

Private

Charter a yacht for 7 days with partners, friends or family (Suggested Maximum 4 people). Training this way as a familiar small group gives more personalised tuition, more time in charge of the yacht and additional spaces and comfort.

Prices: See our Reservation page

Note: Skipper will require a cabin

SPACES AVAILABLE ON 2018 GROUP COURSES

Email info@sailionian.com with your preferred dates


What you will learn

  • Passage planning
  • Preparation for sea
  • Pilotage
  • Passage making and ability as skipper
  • Yacht handling under power
  • Yacht handling under sail
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Emergency situations

Syllabus

Passage planning

Knowledge of

  • The effects of fouling on boat speed and fuel consumption

Understands

  • Fuel consumption at different speeds and can calculate fuel required for a passage including reserve
  • Customs procedures
  • Stability

Can

  • Plan coastal passage, taking into consideration the capability of the vessel, navigation, victualing, weather, ports of refuge, tidal heights and tidal streams, publications required and strategy.
Preparation for sea

Understands

  • What safety equipment is required for offshore passages

Can

  • Prepare a cruising vessel for sea, including stowage, safety briefing, watch keeping, delegating responsibilities, equipment and engine checks.
Pilotage

Can

  • Prepare a pilotage plan, taking into consideration soundings, transits, clearing bearings, buoyage, port or harbour regulations, and tidal factors.
  • Pilot a cruising vessel by day and at night
Passage-making and Ability as a Skipper

Understands

  • The practical uses of integrated electronic aids to navigation, including AIS, radar, electronic navigational charts (ENC’S), and raster navigational charts (RNC’S)

Can

  • Take charge of a yacht and direct crew
  • Organise the navigation, deck work and domestic duties of a cruising vessel on passage
  • Be aware of the significance of meteorological trends
  • Be aware of crew welfare on passage
  • Use electronic navigational equipment for planning and undertaking a passage, including the use of waypoints and routes
Yacht handling under power

Can

  • Control the cruising vessel effectively in a confined space under power, including all berthing and unberthing situations in a variety of conditions
  • Avoid excessive use of power
Yacht handling under sail

Can

  • Use the sails to control the yacht in a confined space
  • Anchor and moor in various conditions of wind and tide
  • Sail effectively on all points of sail, including downwind techniques
Adverse weather conditions

Understands

  • How to handle a cruising vessel in strong winds
  • General conduct in restricted visibility

Can

  • Prepare a cruising vessel for heavy weather
  • Navigate in restricted visibility
Emergency Situations

Understands

  • The actions to be taken when abandoning to a life raft, and during helicopter and lifeboat rescues
  • How to carry out the aftercare requirements on a casualty who has been in the water

Can

  • Describe to a crew member the effects of cold-water shock on a casualty who has been in the water
  • Recover a man overboard under power and sail

Course Details

RYA training center

This course is for individuals or families/groups.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum age

17

  • Coastal/Yachtmaster Theory (strongly recommended)
  • 15 days at sea
  • 300 miles
  • 8 night hours
  • 2 days as skipper
  • Boat handling to the standard of RYA Day Skipper.

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