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Which SAILING course is right for me?

 

 

Competent Crew

Basic Seamanship & Helmsmanship, Navigation and Meteorology

 

Day Skipper Practical

Basic Pilotage, boat handling, watch organisation

 

Coastal Skipper Practical

Skippering techniques and passage planning

Minimum Age

None

16

17

Suggested Pre-Course
Experience

None

5 days sea time
100 miles
4 night hours

15 days sea time
(2 days as skipper)
300 miles
8 night hours

Assumed Knowledge

None

Navigation to Day Skipper Shorebased Standard and basic sailing ability

Navigation to Coastal Skipper Shorebased standard and sailing ability to Day Skipper Practical standard

Ability After Course

Useful crew member

Skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day

Skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night

Course Duration

5 Days

5 Days

5 Days

phil brown

AOSC Contact

ASA Chief Instructor Offshore
& Manager Army Offshore Sailing Centre

Capt (Retd) Phil Brown
ASA Chief Instructor Offshore

Army Offshore Sailing Centre
Sword, Building 100 (Top Floor)
Fort Blockhouse
Haslar Road
Gosport
Hants  PO12 2AB

Email: asa-offshore@sailarmy.co.uk

Mil: 9380 65457
Civ: 02392 765457
Fax: 9380 65328

Mobile: 07717 800613

Competent Crew | Day Skipper Practical | Coastal Skipper Practical | First Aid | Sea Survival | ISAF Safety | Instructor | Misc

Competent Crew

The Competent Crew Course introduces the complete beginner to cruising and teaches personal safety, seamanship and helmsmanship to the level required to be a useful member of the crew of a cruising yacht.

Assumed knowledge

None

Suggested Pre-course Experience

None

Minimum duration

5 Days

Minimum age

None

Course content

Basic Seamanship & Helmsmanship, Navigation and Meteorology

Ability after the course

Useful crew member

Competent Crew Course

The Competent Crew Course introduces the complete beginner to cruising and teaches personal safety, seamanship and helmsmanship to the level required to be a useful member of the crew of a cruising yacht.

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Day Skipper

The Day Skipper Course is conducted on board a cruising yacht (7 to 15m LOA), to teach pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht safely by day in tidal waters with which the student is familiar.

Assumed knowledge

Navigation to Day Skipper Shorebased Standard and basic sailing ability

Suggested Pre-course Experience

5 days sea time, 100 miles, 4 night hours 

Minimum duration

5 Days

Minimum age

16

Course content

Basic Pilotage, boat handling, watch organisation

Ability after the course

Skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day

Day Skipper Course

The Day Skipper Course is conducted on board a cruising yacht (7 to 15m LOA), to teach pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht safely by day in tidal waters with which the student is familiar.

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Coastal Skipper

The aim of this course is to teach the skills and techniques required to skipper a cruising yacht (7 – 15m LOA), safely on coastal and offshore passages by day and night.

Assumed knowledge

Navigation to Coastal Skipper Shorebased standard and sailing ability to Day Skipper Practical standard

Suggested Pre-course Experience

15 days sea time (2 days as skipper), 300 miles, 8 night hours

Minimum duration

5 Days

Minimum age

17

Course content

Skippering techniques and passage planning

Ability after the course

Skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night

Coastal Skipper Course

The aim of this course is to teach the skills and techniques required to skipper a cruising yacht (7 – 15m LOA), safely on coastal and offshore passages by day and night.

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CS02/14

 

5 days

 

 

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Shorebased Course

RYA First Aid

Our one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective.  It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, and estuaries or on cross channel passages.

In a medical emergency a little First Aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations.  This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of First Aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.  It fulfils the requirements for:

  • Professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven, including Boatmasters;

  • The Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers subject to ISAF's regulations on First Aid training (OSR 4.08.4).

The course is recommended by the MCA and HSE.

The subjects specific to boating include:

  • the including the drowning protocol

  • cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure

  • seasickness and dehydration

  • medical assistance or advice by VHF

  • helicopter rescue

RYA FIRST AID

Our one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective.  It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages.

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RYA/MCA Sea Survival Course

Our one-day course covers all the essential theory about survival techniques and practical experience in the water with liferafts.

It is a well proved fact that in the event of an emergency at sea, people who have received training are more likely to survive.  This course covers preparation for survival, lifejackets, search and rescue and a practical session in a swimming pool with a liferaft.

The subjects include:

  • preparation for sea survival

  • lifejackets and liferafts

  • principles of survival

  • survival craft ailments

  • raft management

  • search and rescue

RYA/MCA SEA SURVIVAL

Our one-day course covers all the essential theory about survival techniques and practical experience in the water with liferafts.

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Shorebased Course

ISAF Safety Course

The one day ISAF Safety course teaches the skipper and crew all the skills needed to deal with an emergency whilst sailing in an offshore environment.

The ISAF Safety certificate provides the holder with the knowledge of safe sailing techniques and how to minimize risks in order to confidently sail outside the limits of inshore waters.  It serves as a valuable consolidation of personal and crew safety procedures.

The certificate confirms crew eligibility under the ISAF Special Regulations, Section 6.01, when participating in Cat 0, 1 and some Cat 2 offshore races (including the Rolex Fastnet Race).  The one day course is run in conjunction with the Sea Survival Course; both of which are required to obtain the ISAF Safety Certificate.  Holders of an in-date Sea Survival Certificate need only attend the ISAF Safety Course however they need to be aware that once the Sea Survival Course becomes 5 yrs old, the Safety Certificate is no longer valid.

The subjects include:
Heavy Weather Sailing Techniques
How to rig and set Storm Sails
Weather Forecasting
Mob Rescue
Search Patterns

ISAF SAFETY

The one day ISAF Safety course teaches the skipper and crew all the skills needed to deal with an emergency whilst sailing in an offshore environment.

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Cruising Instructor Courses

The RYA Cruising Instructors Course is a 5 day course run by the AOSC for serving members of the Army, using a JSASTC Victoria 34 yacht.  The cost is £50 payable to the ASA.  Candidates for the course must be a Commercially Endorsed Yachtmaster Offshore and an ASA member.  The RYA charge £39 for non RYA members to have their Yachtmaster Licence updated on successful completion of the course; there is no charge to RYA members.

The course will be held at Gosport and will instruct and assess candidates on their suitability to be RYA Cruising Instructors and be able to instruct on and qualify RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper Courses.  Candidates must have a high standard of personal seamanship both theory and practical and will be expected to teach all aspects of the Competent Crew and Day Skipper syllabus as given in the RYA Book G15 (Syllabus and Logbook).

Yachtmaster Prep

The AOSC offers advice and practical tuition in preparation of Yachtmaster Exams.  Further information can be obtained from the ASA Chief Instructor Offshore.

Own Boat Tuition

The AOSC can assist any ASA member with improving their sailing skills on their own yacht.  Further information can be obtained from the ASA Chief Instructor Offshore.

Contact and Bookings

All bookings are made through the AOSC.  Please contact the ASA Chief Instructor Offshore, Phil Brown as follows:

Email: asa-offshore@sailarmy.co.uk
Tel – Mil:  9380 65457
Civ:  02392 765457

APPLICATION FOR A COURSE (Contact Phil Brown or Lisa at ASA)

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