Check one off of your bucket-list with this incredible adventure. The unmatched beauty, solitary anchorages and complex navigation provides an experience that will take you through some of the most complex and challenging waters found anywhere in the world.
This course is for seasoned sailors, whose accumulated experience presumes an understanding of weather, electronic navigation, vessel systems and maintenance, boat handling in various weather conditions, and an understanding of coastal navigation and tidal waters. Our Yachtmaster Instructors will challenge you to master advanced navigation, night passages, and learn how to plan for offshore sailing. This journey includes the opportunity to learn Celestial Navigation, the oldest form of navigating by sun and stars, the understanding of which provides a vital as an emergency backup in the event of electronic failure and a greater depth of understanding of navigation.
Topics covered include:
Certifications: Students who wish to obtain certifications may pursue Coastal Skipper Advanced, IYT Yachtmaster Coastal, and Celestial Navigation, depending on qualifications. All students will receive the same theory materials – achievement of the various levels of certification depends upon each students prior experience and sea miles (as skipper). Students who take this course also qualify to achieve IYT Bareboat Skipper with the International Certificate of Competency (for international chartering opportunities).
Minimum Sea Mile/Experience Requirements (to be achieved prior to the time of testing):
Course Materials/Theory: Study materials for the theory portion of this course will be a combination of online and books, depending upon the course. Celestial Navigation includes a copy of Tom Cunliffe’s Celestial Navigation. All students will receive access to a folder containing materials to prepare in advance. Students will also be emailed a folder so that they can review their assigned vessel’s manual so that they are prepared in advance.
Required Equipment: (all available in our store for purchase)