Own Boat Tuition


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About this course

Let us design a program that will enhance your boat handling skills on your own yacht or powerboat. This practical course is designed to build your safety awareness personalized to your own requirements and vessel, build close quarter skills, such as berthing and mooring techniques plus building confidence in your own ability to take command. We can take you from your own Backyard to the Bay and across Oceans!

Each client is given the opportunity to develop a personal program that might include navigation both electronic and traditional, taking control in close quarter situations and gaining better understanding of sails and engines. Your instructor is there to ensure that your first, perhaps hesitant steps as skipper are taken in safety.

During the course, you will be given the opportunity to practice your boat handling in a variety of mooring situations, either power or sail and whilst at sea your instructor will cover subjects such as watch keeping, deck work, sail trim and how to cope in emergency situations. Improve your understanding of navigation, from the basics through to advance coastal hopping techniques.

A skipper is totally responsible for the management of a yacht, so the course could include meteorology, basic engine checks, passage planning, preparing the yacht for sea, and rules of the road. In addition, night work could be experienced to give you a taste of skippering in the dark.

By the end of this specially designed personalized program, you the Skipper, will have a better understanding of your own vessel within your own parameters, you will have a deeper understanding of the skills and techniques required to make you more confident allowing you to be a safer and smarter skipper.

No experience necessary, though a good understanding of your own vessel is recommended.

  • Knowledge of boat systems
  • Pilotage
  • Collision Regulations
  • Operating under power
  • Sail Trim
  • Boat handling
  • Basic coastal navigation
  • Radio Operation
  • Meteorology

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