YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE PREPARATION COURSE PROGRAMME
Welcome and introduction
Programme for the week
Monday to Wednesday
Skills and drills
Sailing to mainland Spain (Duquesa, Estepona, Fuengirola, etc), Africa (Ceuta, Morocco, etc) and Portugal (Lagos, Portimao, etc)
Back into the Bay of Gibraltar before the end of the week
Friday & Saturday
Preparation for sea
International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
General Seamanship, including maintenance
Responsibilities of skipper
Minimum Sea Time: 50 days, 5 days as skipper, 2,500 miles 5 passages over 60 miles including 2 overnight and 2 as skipper.
Assumed Knowledge: Navigation to Coastal Skipper Shorebased standard and Sailing to Day Skipper practical standard.
Certification Needed: VHF or SRC Radio Operator's Certificate and First Aid Certificate.