A more advanced course in navigation and meteorology, suitable for students who have already completed the Day Skipper Course or who have a background of cruising or offshore racing. This course is definitely not suitable for beginners. Suggested minimum pre-course experience - 15 days onboard, 300 miles logged, plus 8 night hours. (Extra miles or night hours can be acquired by doing an extra couple of days before the course and you will add some more during the course.) Knowledge of navigation and tides etc., up to Coastal Skipper shore based course level.
This course covers all the subjects in Day Skipper but in more depth. The week is designed to give lots of time for everyone to practice boat handling under power and sail. Passage planning including tides, weather forecasting and the identification of lights and marks - Rule of the Road.
A successful student will normally be a person who can take responsibility for the yacht and crew when acting as Skipper and will understand the problems associated with taking a yacht to sea. At the end of the course you will be able to skipper a coastal passage safely and confidently.