This course is three full days (18 to 24 hours) on the water.
This class combined with Basic Keel Boat and Basic Coastal Cruising plus some days captaining your own boat is designed to give you the confidence to charter a boat anywhere in the world.
You will learn about boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance procedures, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting, Chartplotter and handheld GPS operation, multiple anchoring techniques, mooring, health and safety, docking and emergency operations, weather interpretation, and dinghy/tender operation.
NauticEd Qualified Skipper (or ASA103 or US Sailing Basic Cruising Skipper Requirements)
Major subjects covered in this course:
- Bareboat Charter
- Coastal Navigation
- Electronic Navigation
Sailing Season On the Water Sailing Sessions:
- 18 to 24 hours of on-the-water practical instruction
- Check-out and Check-in, international safety equipment requirements
- Widescreen chart plotter and handheld GPS tutorial
- Sailing autopilot tutorial
- Maneuvering under power in crowded harbors
- Advanced sail control for optimizing points of sail and heel in light, moderate & heavy weather conditions
- Sailboat systems knowledge & troubleshooting
- Clearing Customs & Immigration, documentation, and procedures
- Docking, anchoring, and mooring under sail and power
- MOB recovery, knots, night time sailing, navigation, and pilotage
- Items to bring from home
- What to inspect on the boat that the charter company won't point out
- Things that you would assume are done automatically but are sometimes not
- How to manage the fridge and freezer
- Dinghy tips
- Repairing minor items on the boat that may fail
- Training your crew
- Quick fixes for an engine that you're unfamiliar with
Enrollment: $925 per person including materials. 50% deposit due at enrollment. Balance is due 30 days prior to your scheduled class date. Class size is limited to four students.
Call for special pricing to hold this class on your boat.