• Course ID: Y330
  • Discipline: Yachting
  • Level: Day Skipper

Come and explore Cork Harbour and the amazing SouthWest coast on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way! Enjoy the beauty of the landscape and have great fun learning to sail or improving your sailing skills. Soak up the atmosphere aboard under the expert leadership of Yachtmaster Instructor Eddie English.

A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and navigation skills to day skipper standard. Candidates with vast Skippering experience and relevant miles logged, please contact the office for advice on the best route and the most efficient method to complete certification.

Accreditation ISA Day Skipper Certificate or RYA Day Skipper Certificate
Price €875 for 5 days or book individual weekends: Sat + Sun €410 or Fri-Sun €465. Including berth, gear, Meals + tuition
Boat "Holy Grounder" is a Beneteau First 36.7. She is 36' long and has accommodation for 8 crew. She is spacious, modern and fast yet comfortable and forgiving!
Length of Course 5 days or equivalent over 2 weekends.
Objective The aim of the course is to provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to skipper a sailing yacht by day in waters with which they are familiar.
Location Cork Harbour or West Cork, South Coast of Ireland.
Equipment Included The Boat has full safety equipment, all nav. aids and powerful engines. The safety equipment includes lifejackets and harnesses for each crew member. Waterproofs are available on request.
What to bring Soft bag with change of warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers, toiletries, sleeping bag. Your own sailing equipment if you have them - waterproofs, torch, sailing knife. Kitty & pocket money!
Meals Most meals are pre-prepared by our qualified Galley Cook. Nothing better than sitting at the table in the saloon for a meal with fellow crewmembers after a hard day's sailing! Please let us know if you have dietary needs or allergies.
Syllabus This course introduces the subjects of pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht safely by day in familiar tidal waters. Candidates should have theory to the level of Day Skipper. It is recommended you attend the Day Skipper shorebased course beforehand. Preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making, night cruising
Pre Course ISA or RYA Competent Crew or equivalent. Theory to the level of Day Skipper shore-based. Sea miles as Skipper must be logged.
Pre Course Advice Before this course, have an up to date Cruising Logbook with your past experience and certificates.
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