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Skills Week / Mile Builder - FULL

11th - 16 July

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 Dayskipper 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 weekend you are accepting LCSC's Standard T & C's for Offshore Practical Courses - please find a copy here

Cost: £550.

MEMBERS - please login and follow normal booking procedures.

NON MEMBERS - please email the admin office for further information and booking forms. There will be an addtional £25 to cover insurances and admin for non-member bookings.

For any queries, please contact the admin office


This event has sold out, however you may still place bookings to be added to the waiting list. You will not be charged for your booking unless a space becomes available.

This event currently has no tickets available.

Last updated 7:34am on 13 June 2021

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