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Choose from the following 5 day live aboard
cruising courses. All training is on board the lovely Jessy of Adrigole and the beautiful coastline here is excellent for training and enjoying the scenery - skipper is a great chef too!
|Basic seamanship & helmsmanship navigation & meteorology. Giving you the ability to become a useful crew member. See Detailed information below for more.
|Basic pilotage, boat handling, watch organisation. Achieving the ability to be a skipper in a small yacht in familiar waters by day. A knowledge of navigation to Day Skipper Shorebased stand and basic sailing skills are required to take this course. See Detailed information below for more.
Live aboard training is on board the lovely
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 37 Legende, licensed by the department of marine as a passenger carrying vessel., The yacht has 2 aft double cabins (the instructor takes the port hand one). 1 large double cabin in the bow and the main saloon converts to a large double berth and a single berth. She has hot and cold water, toilet and shower, full galley, swim platform with hot shower on the stern and all the safety equipment that you would expect on a licensed vessel
Join other crew that are training for Comp.
Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper, Yachtmaster or just Mile Building.
Enjoy learning while explore the spectacular coastline of West Cork
5 day Live Aboard Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper,
INCLUDES ISA Cruising instruction,
Berth on 37foot Sun Odyssey, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Safety
Equipment, Mooring & Marina Fees, Diesel Used. Bring your own offshore gear (waterproofs) & sleeping bag or rent from us.
See detailed information on how the course is run your role and movement of the boat etc.
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|Skippering techniques for passage planning. You become able to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day & night. You need to have navigation skills to coastal skipper shorebsed standard and have sailing skills to Day Skipper Practical standard. This course can only be organised for those who charter the boat for the week. Maximum participants 5 and at least 2 of the crew with day skipper experience level. All crew should be fit and not prone to sea sickness.
|Want to enjoy some training as well as build up some nautical miles - essential to take your YM exam. The Irish coastline is a wonderful place to enjoy building up your miles and challenging waters to build up experience. This course can only be organised for those who charter the boat for the week. Maximum participants 8 and at least 2 of the crew with day skipper experience level. All crew should be fit and not prone to sea sickness.
|Get ready for your Yachtmaster Exam with some intensive training - blind nav, mob and much more is drummed in. This course can only be organised for those who charter the boat for the week.
Laundered Sleeping Bag 20 pp,
Coastal Salopettes 3 per day, Coastal Jacket 3 per day
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Detailed information on Competent Crew and Day Skipper Cruising Training On Board Jessy of Adrigole
Cruising training and charter are onboard Jessy of Adrigole, 37 foot Jeanneau Sun Odyssey, that has been modified to take sail trainees. You will be cruising by day to harbours and bays within Bantry Bay, which is perfect for taking your Day Skipper or Competent Crew course.
Competent Crew trainees will be learning about life on a cruising boat - how to sail, handle sheets, lines and halyards, how to use winches, understand some basic chart work, how to use the anchor, and how to handle dock lines and mooring lines.
Day Skipper trainees will take turns navigating and skippering the boat to various locations within Bantry Bay under the direction of the instructor. Nights will be spent on anchor or on a visitor mooring and students may go ashore in the dinghy if weather allows or prepare passages for the following day.
Day skipper trainees will practice navigation, boat handling under sail and engine crew organisation harbour and docking manoeuvres and general responsibilities of a skipper. Before taking this course they will need an understanding of navigation to Day Skipper level, have an ability to sail a boat and be familiar with all of the skills covered within the comp crew course. Full details of the syllabi are available from the RYA and ISA. We recommend log books are purchased before coming on the course, so trainees are fully familiar with the course content and prerequisites. Available from RYA or ISA.
After a safety brief in Adrigole on the first day of your cruise we will head off to our chosen anchorage for the evening. This sail will be our shake down to get all the crew used to the boat and her systems. It will not be too strenuous and will be based on weather and sea state. The Day Skipper students will plan the passage and be responsible for managing the rest of the crew.
Food will be simple and prepared by the trainees each day. Breakfast consists of cereal with tea or coffee. Lunch is a sandwich a piece of fruit, biscuits and tea or coffee. Dinner is spaghetti bolognaise, chilli con carne, chicken curry, pork casserole or beef bourguignon. Served with rice or pasta. Special dietary requirements cannot be catered for but students are welcome to bring their own special requirements, snacks, drinks etc. If you need to eat a lot then bring extra. Provided are 4 lunches 4 dinners and 4 breakfasts.
What to bring- there are not huge amounts of storage space on board so leave the wardrobe at home. Make sure you pack your gear in a soft bag without wheels. You will need soft light coloured soled deck shoes or trainers (which might get wet) wellies good waterproof sailing gear . A torch, sea sick tablets, book, and any medication you need. Bring some comfortable track pants tee shirts a fleece or 2, jeans for going ashore in, wash bag towel swim togs wetsuit (if you have one) under wear sun screen shades woolly hat. If its winter you will need thermals summer shorts (hopefully). Also remember to bring any special foods or snacks you want.
Duties –Trainees will be responsible for running the boat on a daily basis, direction may come from trainee Day Skippers, who will act as skippers, and intern be taking direction from the instructor. Each day a part of the crew will be given the job of looking after the domestic duties on board. These will include preparing meals and clearing up after them sweeping the saloon each day flushing out the cockpit and wiping down surfaces above and below deck. Usually one of the skippers takes us to anchor up for a lunch stop where a sandwich piece of fruit biscuits tea or coffee is had. We then hand over skippering duties to another Day Skipper trainee who navigates us to our evening stop. Once we are at anchor at about 1730 the dinghy is launched wetsuits/togs are donned for those who want a swim and the evening meal is heated up (these are pre-prepared at the base) rice or pasta cooked and served by the watch on domestic duty.
The evening may be a dinghy ride ashore weather permitting for those who wish to go and/or a swim of the back of the boat, a walk along a beach, a bit of exploration or a visit to the local pub for those old enough. The dinghy will return to Jessy at 22.30 or thereabouts. Lights out at 2300, ready to be up at 0800 to move on. An anchor watch may well be scheduled throughout the night.
On the last evening of your cruise we will be returning to Adrigole harbour where upon the next morning we pack and clean Jessy’s cabins, heads, saloon, galley, deck, cockpit, tidy lines and stow all gear ready for her next trip. You will be finished at approximately noon of the last day.
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