Irish Sailing Day Skipper Practical

Course details:

From €690.00

Sail & Navigate Experience Required*

5 days 4 nights

Jessy of Adrigole

All meals included (vegetarian or responsibly sourced meats)

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Skippering a yacht for the first time can be a daunting yet exhilarating experience. The Day Skipper Practical Course is designed to teach you to “Take Charge” safely and confidently. A skipper does much more than navigate. They are responsible for the complete safety and wellbeing of the yacht and crew.

Topics covered include:

At the end of the course you should be confident to skipper a cruising yacht on short passages by day. Students who successfully complete the Day Skipper course are awarded the Irish Sailing Day Skipper Completion certificate.

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*Previous Experience Required before Attending a Day Skipper Practical
At least 5 Days on-board a sailing yacht with 100 nautical miles logged and at least 4 night hours. A knowledge of basic navigation and sailing ability to Competent Crew (see above) is essential.

Summary of Pre Requisites skills / knowledge:

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