LINK Gateway Package
A unique offer only available with us for the complete start to finish Day Skipper. Start your training either as a couple or with friends in the comfort of your own home with our RYA Day Skipper Theory course we follow this on with the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course.
Enjoy your training exclusively as a couple or small friends group onboard our legend 33 Mimosa with your very own instructor for the five days. On successful completion of your Day Skipper, join us for a glass of bubbly to celebrate your new qualifications before embarking on a long weekend or midweek charter together giving you the opportunity to go and explore the ports of your training area and put to use your new skills. Relax and enjoy all that cruising on our luxury yacht Mimosa has to offer.
This is a fantastic saving of over £450 for a couple and even more if there is three or four of you. Maximum numbers are restricted to four persons so this is also ideal for two couples.
Mimosa our Legend 33 can be viewed by clicking here
2 People £1,995
3 People £2,775
4 People £3,555
Knowledge of being on board a boat to Competent Crew level. We also strongly recommend that you do the Day Skipper theory beforehand. This course can be done online or in a classroom and enables you to put chartwork knowledge into practice rather than learning everything whilst afloat.
Student Instructor Ratio
Online Theory Home Study
5 day practical onboard
3/5 day charter.
Preparation for sea
Rules of the road
Maintenance and repair work
Yacht handling under power
Yacht handling under sail
Ability after Course
On successful completion you will be able to skipper your own yacht or charter yacht. This course also allows you to obtain and International Certificate of Competence, (ICC) the requirement for charter abroad.
1. Preparation for sea
Is able to prepare a yacht for sea, including engine checks, selection of sails, securing and stowage of all gear on deck and below
2. Deck Work
Can reef, shake out reefs and change sails to suit prevailing conditions
Can prepare an anchor, mooring warps and take charge on deck when mooring alongside, coming to a buoy, anchoring, weighing anchor and slipping from a buoy or alongside berth
Is proficient in chartwork and routine navigational duties on passage including:
Taking and plotting visual fixes
Use of electronic navigation equipment for position fixing
Use of waypoints
Working up to DR and EP
Estimating tidal heights and tidal streams
Working out course to steer to allow for tidal stream, leeway and drift
Knowledge of IALA buoyage
Maintenance of navigational records
Use of echo sounder and lead line
Can prepare and execute a pilotage plan for entry into, or departure from, harbour
Understands the use of leading and clearing lines
Use of transits and surroundings as aids to pilotage
Knows sources of forecast information
Can interpret shipping forecasts and use a barometer as a forecasting aid
6. Rule of the road
Has a working knowledge of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
7. Maintenance and repair work
Understands and is able to carry out maintenance tasks
Knows the properties and uses of common synthetic fibre ropes
Knows how to change fuel and water filters, pump impeller and to bleed the fuel system
Understands how to victual a yacht
10. Emergency situations
Is able to take correct action as skipper for recovery of man overboard
Understands distress flares and how to use a liferaft
Can operate a radiotelephone in an emergency and send a distress message
Understands how to secure a tow
Understands rescue procedures including helicopter rescue
11. Yacht handling under power
Can bring a boat safely to and from an alongside berth, mooring buoy and anchor under various conditions of wind and tide
Can steer and trim sails effectively on all points of sailing
12. Passage making
Can plan and make a coastal passage, taking account of relevant navigational hazards and limitations imposed by the type of boat and the strength of the crew
13. Night cruising
Has experienced sail cruising at night, including leaving and entering harbour. Understands the special consideration for pilotage plans, keeping a lookout and identifying marks by night.
Working efficiency is unaffected/partially affected/severely affected by seasickness
15. Helmsmanship and sailing
Understands the basic principles of sailing and can steer and trim sails on all points of sailing
Can steer a compass course, under sail and power
When you book a course with Bacchus Yachting we do our best to ensure there are no extra fees – everything you need to complete your course is included:
A shared cabin on board one of our yachts
Meals and refreshments whilst on board during your course (except the evening of joining and one other)
Mooring fees (home marinas only)
All fuel costs
Use of safety kit
RYA certification for all successful students
Luxury bedding onboard before your arrival
Wet weather clothing onboard ready for you.
Cooking Gas plus 1 full additional bottle will always be onboard and is included.
We also provide our own cruising guides from our years of knowledge of the Solent from its walks to pubs and restaurants, beautiful anchorages and marinas. These can be requested from us and tailored to your interests free of charge.
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