SAS Day Skipper Training:
The Day Skipper Course covers all aspects of skippering a modern cruising yacht including boat handling, navigation, pilotage and seamanship skills. During the course you’ll skipper a short passage under the watchful eye of your instructor and gain the experience and confidence that allow you to skipper a cruising yacht in familiar waters from sunrise until sunset. Familiar waters is 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.
To earn your SAS Day Skipper Certificate of competence, you will require the following pre requisites:
- 200 nautical miles
- 2 night hours on watch
- One night entry into the candidates home port
- SAS Day Skipper Theory which consists of colregs and chartwork
- SAMSA SRC Radio Licence
- Visual Acuity Test to confirm your vision, and that you are not colour blind.