For the more ambitious skipper to improve their skills, take charge and learn to make full use of the boat on longer, more complex passages.
Before taking this course it is highly advised to have attended the shorebased course, to ensure that you have relevant knowledge whilst on-board. An important aspect of this course is learning to take command and made decisions resulting in relaxed, well-planned passages and a happy crew.
Don’t expect to coast through without making the occasional error – Our instructors are great at recognising your strengths and weaknesses and will help you gain knowledge from your mistakes.
Passage planning, preparation for sea, pilotage, passage making and ability as a skipper, radar, boat handling, adverse weather conditions, emergency situations
Pre-course experience / requirements
- 30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours HALF of this mileage must have been in TIDAL waters to gain a tidal certificate
- Boat handling to the standard of the Day Skipper practical sailing course and navigation to the standard of the Yachtmaster Coastal/Yachtmaster shorebased course