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Example Itinerary - Skipper Academy

Skipper Academy

You have a skipper licenses but still need some practical training on how to managed a large yacht with with an unexperienced crew all by yourself? This is where Sailing Nations Skipper Academy steps in. In a structured 7 Day intensive course we will show you everything you need to know to qualify as Sailing Nations skipper. You will learn everything from unassisted sailing maneuvers, detect anchors on poor surfaces, med port maneuvers, unusual & interesting mooring styles, regular and ringle rafts, crew handling, and much more.

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The goal:
During several modules we want to make you from leisure skipper into a professional skipper, thereby turning your weaknesses into strengths.

Requirements:
You should be between 20-55 years old, and have previous skipper experience. You are interested in pursuing a paid skipper job with Sailing Nations in the future. Classes will be held in English and German.

Day 1

  • Check-In charter yacht
  • Safety briefing & crew instructions
  • Passage planning & alternatives
  • Provisioning

Day 3

  • Port maneuvers
  • Forward backspring
  • Aft spring
  • Seaward stern line
  • Electrical system I
  • Log book
  • Basics navigation

Day 2

  • Port maneuvers
  • Cast off by mooring
  • Using the stern lines
  • Maneuvering in close room
  • Berthing in mooring
  • Bething alongside by forward backspring
  • Crewmanagement 1

Day 4

  • Electrical system 2
  • Engine
  • Bleed diesel circuit
  • Impeller change
  • Fan belt change
  • Cleaning seawater filter
  • Cleaning seawater suction valve
  • Exchange diesel filter
  • Oil check up
  • Shaft bearing lubrication
  • Fuel consumption & endurance

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