For the more ambitious skipper to improve their skills, take charge and learn to make full use of the boat on longer, more complex passages.
Before taking this course it is virtually essential to have attended the equivalent shorebased course, to ensure that time is not wasted teaching theory on board. (See Navigation and seamanship theory on the left).
An important aspect of this course is learning to take command and make decisions resulting in relaxed, well-planned passages and a happy crew.
Don't expect to coast through without making the occasional error - learn you strengths and weaknesses and gain knowledge from your mistakes. By the end of the course you should be ready to build on your experience and maybe work towards a Certificate of Competence (see Yachtmaster on the left).
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Requirements & Outcomes
||15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours
||Boat handling to the standard of the Day Skipper practical motor cruising course and navigation to the standard of the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster shorebased course
||Passage planning, preparation for sea, pilotage, passage making and ability as a skipper, radar, boat handling, adverse weather conditions, emergency situations
|Ability after the course
||Able to skipper a motor cruiser on coastal passages by day and night
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