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Day Skippers TicketDay Skippers are qualified to skipper a sailboat at sea from sunrise to sunset. Local waters are defined as 15 nautical miles from the skippers' home port, or 25 miles from their home port provided they are no more than 15 nautical miles from an approved safe haven.

Day Skippers Ticket

 Duration:  8 days
 Experience:  Inland Waters Skippers Ticket
 Minimum age:  16 years old
 Held when:  Weekends
 Coach ratio:  No more than 6 students per coach
 Safety boats:  Safety boat on standby
 Keelboats used:  Stadt 23
 Certification:  Day Skippers Ticket
 Course cost:  R4850 per person

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Day Skippers Ticket course content

On completion of the 'Day Skippers Ticket' course the student will have a good understanding of how to sail a keelboat at sea during daylight hours.  The Day Skippers Ticket syllabus comprises of the following topics:

  • Nautical Terms
  • Knots & Ropework
  • Charts & Navigational Publications
  • Navigation
  • GPS
  • Pilotage
  • Other Navigational Instruments
  • Tides
  • VHF Radio
  • Colregs
  • IALA Bouyage
  • Handling a Boat Under Power
  • Handling a Boat Under Sail
  • Man Overboard
  • Weather
  • Anchoring
  • Safety & Emergencies at Sea
  • Vessel Seaworthiness
  • Diesel
  • Local Knowledge
  • First Aid
  • Legal

Day Skippers Ticket course notes

  • All sailing & safety equipment will be supplied
  • Club cafeteria is open on weekends during the season

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