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  • Points of Sail
  • 5 Essentials
  • Engine checks (including advice on servicing/ impellor/ filters/winterisation
  • Safety equipment to be carried onboard
  • personal flotation
  • safety lines if appropriate
  • what to do if sinking or if someone is injured

        communication - VHF/ Mobile phone/ Hailing

  • Coming alongside/ Moving off
  • Picking up a mooring
  • Anchoring
  • Rescue - 'Person overboard' 2 methods of rescue - undersail and under power.
  • Passage planning (things to think about before the trip;  weather, plan of the trip, contingencies)   
  • Collision regulations   

Own boat tuition  - Sailing dinghies or cruisers

Cost: £95 per boat + travel diesel costs

Duration: 9.30 to 4pm

About the course:  For Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper candidates:


Duration: 5 days
Start point: Rossaveal, Galway 
Area covered: Aran Islands
Boat: 37 foot Beneteau Oceanis
Boat Name: Suile Eile
Times: 0900 on the first day through to 1600 on the final day
Max 5 students

Cost: 5 day course: £575 or 650 euros 


What’s included: all accommodation and food while onboard, certificates, loan of lifejacket