Training

Competent Crew and
Day Skipper Courses

with Bantry Bay Sailing Club

Bantry Bay Sailing Club are linking up with Jessy of Adrigole to provide Irish Sailing Cruising Training

Imaging learning to sail a yacht while enjoying the spectacular waters of Bantry Bay and the Cork and Kerry coastline.  Sailing with the dolphins, anchoring up with the seals and swimming off the back in to crystal clear and clean waters at the end of the day. Magical. I’m not sure why you would want to learn anywhere else. Did I mention the instructor is a chef, marine biologist and fluent french. Oh la la.  Dates are limited this year as he has been captured by another vessel to explore the marine mammals of the Atlantic and Mediteranean. So grab a place while you can.

Competent Crew and Day Skipper Dates for 2018 –

  • 18th – 22nd June, 27th – 31 October

Email courses@bantrybaysailingclub.com or westcorksailing@gmail.com for more details and availability.

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Irish Sailing COMPETENT CREW COURSE

 

Content

To experience being at the helm, helping with the sails, dealing with ropes, learning about being safe on the water and being a competent crew member. This introductory course is ideal for anyone new to sailing. Topics covered include:

  • Yachting Terms – Understand what everyone is talking about and being able to respond to any instructions given.
  • Rope Work – How to tie the yacht up securely, learn to tie a few knots and to safely hand ropes.
  • Steering – Experience helming the yacht under different sail settings, including under power, setting the sails and understanding how the sails work.
  • Fire – Awareness and actions required.
  • Emergency Equipment – What’s on board and what to do with it.
  • Highway Code – Just helping the more experienced know what to be aware of.
  • The Weather – Where to obtain the weather and a little bit of understanding.
  • Man Overboard – No volunteers necessary just learn to help out.
  • Personal Safety – Learning to make use of the safety aids to keep the sport a fun safe pleasure experience.
  • Dinghies – How to safely get into and out of a small inflatable and how to row one
  • Manners and Responsibilities – The dos and don’ts of how to behave in a maritime environment.

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Irish Sailing Competent Crew Course completion certificate.

Duration

5 days/ 4 nights training starting at 0900 on the first day to 1800 on the last day.

Cost

  • €500 includes foul weather gear, life-jacket, mooring and marina fees, diesel, breakfast and lunch and one evening meal aboard (Bantry, Glengarriff and Castletownbere have good eateries ashore).
  • €800 If you would like your own private cabin. You will need to bring waterproof footwear and a sleeping bag and pillow.

Previous Experience Required

None

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Irish Sailing Day Skipper Practical

Duration

5 days/ 4 nights training Monday 0900 to Friday 1800

Cost

  • €500 includes foul weather gear, life-jacket, mooring and marina fees, diesel, breakfast and lunch and one evening meal aboard (Bantry, Glengarriff and Castletownbere have good eateries ashore).
  • €800 If you would like your own private cabin. You will need to bring waterproof footwear and a sleeping bag and pillow.

Previous Experience Required

At least 5 Days on-board a sailing yacht with 100 nautical miles logged and at least 4 night hours. A knowledge of basic navigation and sailing ability to competent crew (see above) is essential. Email westcorksailing@gmail.com for more details.

Course Content

  • Skippering a yacht for the first time can be a daunting yet exhilarating experience. The Day Skipper Practical Course is designed to teach you to “Take Charge” safely and confidently. A skipper does much more than navigate. They are responsible for the complete safety and well being of the yacht and crew.
  • The Day Skipper Course is aimed at teaching pilotage, navigation, seamanship, weather forecasting, victualling, engine maintenance, sail selection and boat handling up to a standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht by day in familiar tidal waters.
  • Your instructor will demonstrate these skills and you will put them into practice as you skipper the yacht on short passages around the beautiful Bantry Bay.
  • There is particular emphasis on boat handling for Day Skippers and during the 5 days you will practice mooring under various conditions. You will live aboard for the duration of the course and visit many different harbours and anchorages to practice your pilotage techniques. You will complete at least 4 night hours sailing to experience night pilotage and identify lights.
  • At the end of the course you should be confident to skipper a cruising yacht on short passages by day. Students who successfully complete the Day Skipper course are awarded the Irish Sailing Day Skipper Completion certificate.

Get your Theory and Practical in One

You can join a nine Day Intensive Day Skipper – Theory and Practical Course.

Cost

  • €910 pp sharing or
  • €1500 single
  • Includes your 5 days live aboard training, plus 4 days theory training.

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