Bare Boat Skipper course – ASA 101+103+104

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The course is run over a  10 day period.

The  10 day course is for students who have already completed there ‘Yacht Crew’ (ASA 101+103) certification. In the 10 day course you will continue with the ASA 104 module which will involve 3 days instruction on a smaller 30ft yacht followed by 7 days of extensive Off-shore sailing. At the end of the course you will also be awarded your ‘International Certificate of Proficiency’

The 10 day course is for students who have a basic knowledge of sailing and wish to obtain in a Bare boat Skipper Certificate. The course is an intense fast track style, teaching the ASA Modules 101+103+104. Once completed you will also be awarded your ‘International Certificate of Proficiency’.

Successful students will Demonstrate the ability to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat (or catamaran, if course is conducted on such) of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Course is conducted as a live-aboard cruise of at least 48 hours. Knowledge of provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance procedures, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting and GPS operation, multiple-anchor mooring, docking, health & safety, emergency operations, weather interpretation, and dinghy/tender operation.

In addition to the material of previous courses (101 & 103), we will cover the following topics:

Sail Inventory & Selection
Advanced Knot Tying
Daily Check List
Under Power, Confined Areas
Securing the Boat
Dinghy & Outboards
Over-Board Recovery
Emergency Recovery Plans
Boats Tool Inventory
Moorings & Advanced Anchoring
Basic Navigation & Charts
Comprehensive Boat Systems
Charter “Check-In” Report
Advanced Docking Techniques
Going Aloft, Safely
De-powering a Sail
Tides & Tidal Currents
Life raft & Emergency Procedures
Foreign Ports & Customs
Dealing with Charter Companies
Inclement Weather
The Politics of Skippering



10 day course €1700 per person