These practical weeks continue from the RYA Day Skipper Practical and ensure that you visit as many ports as possible to perfect your navigational and seamanship skills.
You will gain extra boat handling and skippering experience which should prepare you for harsh conditions out at sea.
This course of up to two consecutive weeks can also provide you with the night hours, skippered passages and mileage needed to obtain your RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore certification.
Upcoming course dates:
- 15-20 October 2018
- 12-17 November 2018
- 19-24 November 2018
- 17-22 December 2018
- 14-19 January 2019
- 21-26 January 2019
- 18-23 February 2019
- 18-23 March 2019
- 25-30 March 2019
Early bookings are essential to prevent disappointment.
Contact: +27 21 788 1009 (landline) or +27 82 088 7186 (mobile). WhatsApp welcome – please include name and email address.
- Passage planning
- Victualing and Feeding at sea
- Night sailing
- Coastal passaging
- Entering a harbor at night
- Advanced navigation
- Navigating by electronic aid
- Weather and forecasting
- Sail handling
- Sail trim
- Berthing and departing berths in various conditions
- Crew management
- Skippering ability
- Safety equipment
- Emergency procedure and maneuvers
- Approximately 250 nautical miles per week
Food, accommodation and use of wet weather gear during the practical live-aboard week on the yacht.
Weeks for gaining experience and miles towards your Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore CoC