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Day Skipper




5 Days


About the Course

This is a 6 day course, depending on wind and conditions, aimed to deliver a safe, informed, confident and competent day sailor/skipper who can confidently command a sailboat up to 10 meters (32.8 feet) and crew during daylight hours in fair conditions in inland waters (bay or lake sailing) or coastal waters up to 5 miles offshore.

Recommended Entry Level Requirement:
- A learn to sail course/certificate

Certificate Limitations:
- Command a vessel up to a maximum length of 10 meters (32.8 feet)
- Inland waters (bay or lake sailing) or coastal waters up to 5 miles offshore
- Daylight hours and in fair conditions with moderate wind and sea conditions


- Basic sails and sailing
- Collision Regulations
- Responsibilities of the Skipper/Captain
- Personal Safety Equipment
- Boat Safety Equipment
- Vessel Checkout – Documentation, Charts, Nautical Publications and Flags
- Equipment & General Checks
- Basic Ropework
- Capsizing, Swamping and Sinking
- Responsibilities of the Crew, Care of the Environment, Provisioning & Housekeeping
- Outboard Motors
- Boat Handling Under Power
- Basic Meteorology
- Charts
- Tides & Currents
- Buoyage
- Man-Overboard Procedures
- Anchors, Anchoring and Running Aground
- Basic First Aid
- International Flotilla Skipper

This is a five day course aimed at increasing a student’s knowledge sufficiently to be a watchkeeper or a flotilla skipper on a live-aboard sail or power boat.

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