Bare Boat Skipper course – ASA 101+103+104

This is a bare boat skipper course of 10 days. Those students who have already passed their Yacht Crew can now progress to full Bare Boat Skipper course by taking this 10 day course. Suitable for novices to experienced sailors.

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The Bare boat skippers course is run over a  10 day period.

Our 10 day bare boat skippers course is designed to effectively move a novice sailor or experienced sailor to a level of sailing that will allow them to safely operate a charter yacht. The skipper’s license is valid internationally and allows the skipper to operate a yacht of 12 meters for recreational purposes up to 25 miles offshore.
When you register for the course we will send you 3 teaching books that you will need to pre-read. During your course on board you will go back over the books in detail.
The 10 day course is divided in to 2 parts. The first part is run on the island of Poros and involves 3 days of intense sailing drills on a 36ft performance yacht. The 3 days of sailing in and around Poros Island is designed to solidify your knowledge of sailing techniques and yacht operations. During this time you will also take 1 written exam, (all exams are multiple choice style and consist of 100 questions) and prepare for the second exam.
The course is a live aboard style school where you will live on the master teaching yacht and work in watches to run and learn about the daily duties
of running a yacht.
Once students have passed the first half of the course, the teaching yacht departs on the second half of the course and sets sail for the Greek Islands
and offshore sailing lessons. Here in the next seven days you will have to navigate and sail around the Greek islands, before finally completing a
passage back to Poros Island. During the seven days there will be two more written exams and two oral exams as well. You will need to pass
them all with a score of 85% or more to qualify for your bare boat skippers license.
The course will finish in Poros Island with the awards of Log books.

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
Docking
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

Price:

10 day course €1800 per person