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Home / Events / Mile Builder with instruction - 7 days - September
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Mile Builder with instruction - 7 days - September

16th - 23 September

This will be a week of sailing combining a couple of longer passages with some skills and drills in the Solent. It will be suitable for anyone with a Competent Crew certificate or higher. Possible destinations for the longer passages are Weymouth, Poole, Chichester, Newhaven and Brighton. There will be an opportunity for those holding a Day Skipper certificate or higher to skipper a yacht outside of the confines of the Solent on a longer trip and those holding Competent Crew to hone their crewing skills on extended passages.We will also spend time doing some skills and drills in the Solent which will comprise a selection of the below. The exact makeup will be determined by crew experience and the time available outside of the longer passages.

  • Sail
  • Efficient tacking/gybing
  • Putting in /shaking out reefs under sail
  • Sail trim refresh
  • Sailing in confined areas (possibly short tacking up a river or sailing into a harbour)
  • Sailing on/off anchor
  • Sailing back to MOB (simulated engine failure)
  • Sailing on/off mooring buoys
  • Sailing on/off pontoons
  • Rudderless sailing (steering a yacht using crew weight and sail trim)

  • Power
  • Bringing the boat alongside in a variety of wind and tide scenarios
  • Assessing the conditions
  • Forward and reverse mooring
  • Stern to mooring (med style)
  • Identifying and dealing with prop walk
  • Utilising prop wash
  • Turning a yacht round on the spot
  • Arriving at a 'wind off' pontoon and leaving a 'wind on' pontoon
  • Single line (shorthanded) mooring techniques
  • Picking up mooring buoys under power
  • Anchoring under power
  • MOB (man over board) under power

  • Pilotage
  • Working up and following forward/back bearings
  • Identifying and following transits, both charted and natural
  • Using clearing bearings to avoid dangers
  • Anchoring on predetermined spot
  • Tacking safely between unseen shallows or dangers
  • Night pilotage
  • Latticing (quick position plots when tacking up wind at night)
  • Following depth contours
  • Blind Navigation (simulated fog navigation)

By signing up to this week you are accepting LCSC's Standard T & C's for Offshore Practical Courses - please find a copy here

Cost: £775 (this includes fuel and provisions. Mooring fees will be shared amongst the crew)

A deposit of £200 secures your place. The balance of £575 is due no later than 8 weeks prior to the event. This payment will be made via bank transfer and details will be shared within in the reminders.

MEMBERS - please login and follow normal booking procedures.

NON-MEMBERS please contact the admin office to confirm availability and booking requirements. There will be an additional fee to cover insurance/admin, approx £25.


Any available tickets are member only.

Last updated 4:04pm on 7 July 2022

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