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Old 13 November 2013, 07:44   #1
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Day Skipper Practical

Hi,

Sorry if this is not a strictly rib based question!

Last year I completed my day skipper theory course through my work. This year I have been offered a chance to do day skipper practical onboard the company yacht for 395 inclusive of all on board meals, mooring fees and similar expenses.

I have never been sailing on a yacht before! I have had a rib for almost a year now and enjoy using it.

So im thinking do I go for this course and complete the day skipper ticket, or do i continue with the PB courses and move onto doing PB intermediate, PB advanced?

Money of course is the main factor, i dont think i can afford to do all three in one year!

Does completing a day skipper in a yacht only give you a sailing endorcement or does it also apply to Powerboats?

Not sure what to do..anyone got any advise?

Paul





EDIT - Forgot to say the course is running in the same area that I operate my Rib in.
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Old 13 November 2013, 07:56   #2
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if it were me and i had never sailed before i'd be looking to do it in a motorboat rather than a sailing yacht...
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Doing Day Skipper on a sailing yacht will only give you Day Skipper (Sail). It would be a separate course to do Day Skipper (Power).

I guess it all depends on what you want to do?! If you want to get into yacht sailing, then Day Skipper sail is a good course, and will teach you a lot about sailing, manoeuvring and managing a reasonable sized yacht.

But if your main interest is powerboats/RIB's at the moment, then you obviously might be better off continuing with Intermediate/Advanced Powerboat. They will have a very different course content, albeit it with some cross over areas, but are completely geared to small, planing boats (RIB's) as opposed to a sailing yacht.

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Is the OP really asking what the difference is between the sail and power Day Skipper courses?

I imagine there are lots of things in the sail that are unique to sailing (wind seems to affect the flappy thing). But would there be anything in the power course that wouldn't be covered in the sail course?
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Is the OP really asking what the difference is between the sail and power Day Skipper courses?

I imagine there are lots of things in the sail that are unique to sailing (wind seems to affect the flappy thing). But would there be anything in the power course that wouldn't be covered in the sail course?

Not specicaly no.. i realise there is probably as lot of difference between Sail and power ... the question was purhaps badly phrased ... its More of a what would you do.. As I said can't afford to do all courses. .
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Doing Day Skipper on a sailing yacht will only give you Day Skipper (Sail). It would be a separate course to do Day Skipper (Power).

I guess it all depends on what you want to do?! If you want to get into yacht sailing, then Day Skipper sail is a good course, and will teach you a lot about sailing, manoeuvring and managing a reasonable sized yacht.

But if your main interest is powerboats/RIB's at the moment, then you obviously might be better off continuing with Intermediate/Advanced Powerboat. They will have a very different course content, albeit it with some cross over areas, but are completely geared to small, planing boats (RIB's) as opposed to a sailing yacht.

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Thanks Paul.. this is what I was thinking at the moment pb courses seem to be the better choice.
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Doing Day Skipper on a sailing yacht will only give you Day Skipper (Sail). It would be a separate course to do Day Skipper (Power).

I guess it all depends on what you want to do?! If you want to get into yacht sailing, then Day Skipper sail is a good course, and will teach you a lot about sailing, manoeuvring and managing a reasonable sized yacht.

But if your main interest is powerboats/RIB's at the moment, then you obviously might be better off continuing with Intermediate/Advanced Powerboat. They will have a very different course content, albeit it with some cross over areas, but are completely geared to small, planing boats (RIB's) as opposed to a sailing yacht.

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Agree with Paul you will learn a lot more on the Powerboat courses that is relevant to your current boat choice.
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Hi,

Sorry if this is not a strictly rib based question!

Last year I completed my day skipper theory course through my work. This year I have been offered a chance to do day skipper practical onboard the company yacht for 395 inclusive of all on board meals, mooring fees and similar expenses.

I have never been sailing on a yacht before! I have had a rib for almost a year now and enjoy using it.

So im thinking do I go for this course and complete the day skipper ticket, or do i continue with the PB courses and move onto doing PB intermediate, PB advanced?

Money of course is the main factor, i dont think i can afford to do all three in one year!

Does completing a day skipper in a yacht only give you a sailing endorcement or does it also apply to Powerboats?

Not sure what to do..anyone got any advise?

Paul





EDIT - Forgot to say the course is running in the same area that I operate my Rib in.
It is impossible to complete the Day Skipper Sail course in 5 days if you have never sailed before, schools and clubs that promise this should know better. The Day Skipper Sail course is about taking charge if a crew of sailors. If you can't already crew/ sail your not going to be able to take charge of a crew effeciivly quite yet. The course to go on is the Competent Crew or Keelboat Level 1&2.

The decision is actually about whether you want to pursue yachting, powerboating or motor cruising. If money is tight that rules out motor cruising.
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