The requirements for this course are that every student has already mastered the practical skills, and absorbed the background knowledge required for Basic Skills Level 2 or Level 3.
In addition, students should understand and be able to carry out the Seamanship Skills manoeuvres, including picking up moorings and man overboard.
Practical work includes preparing and equipping a yacht for cruising as well as planning and undertaking a day sail.
On completion the successful student should be capable and confident enough to plan a day passage and navigate hazards, understand and manouver in tide; anticipate difficulties and manage unexpected situations.
Providing all the essential skills neccessary for a more adventurous exploration of the waterways, this course may be taken as a 'short break' or as part of a week long holiday.