Brittany Coast and offshore Islands

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Brittany Coast and offshore Islands

Postby Archie » Sun 31 Mar 2013 - 12:22

A more advanced course in navigation and meteorology, suitable for students who have already completed the Day Skipper Course or who have a background of cruising or offshore racing experience. This course is definitely not suitable for beginners. Suggested minimum pre-course experience - 15 days onboard, 300 miles logged, plus 8 night hours. Knowledge of navigation, tides etc., up to Coastal Skipper shore based course level is useful, but we do revise where required.

This course covers all the subjects in Day Skipper but in more depth. During the whole week there is loads of practice for everyone in all the necessary skills. Nearer the end of the course the appointed Skipper of the day (weather permitting) will be asked to skipper a passage including pilotage in and out of harbour. There will also be plenty of boat handling under power and sail. Passage planning including tides, weather forecast interpretations, and the identification of lights and marks - plus Rule of the Road.

A successful student will normally be a person who can take the responsibility of the yacht and crew when acting as Skipper and will understand the problems associated with taking a yacht to sea.

At the end of the course you will be able to skipper a coastal passage safely and confidently.
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