Day by Day Sailing School Program:

 

Here is the Day by Day program for the SailQuest Sailing School Thailand 10 Day IYT Bareboat Skipper's Certificate course. Students can complete the 10 Day program at one time or break the course into 5 day sections.

SailQuest Crew course

Day 1

Intro to Sailing with SailQuest

  • 09:00 – new students meet at the SailQuest Sailing School for Welcome to SailQuest briefing & sailing theory review.
  • 12:00 – lunch break
  • 13:00 – Basics of Yachting briefing
  • 14:00 – afternoon/sunset sailing
  • 18:00 – end of Day 1

Day 2

Yacht/System Orientation

  • 09:00 – on deck orientation: knot tying, yachting basics, equipment & systems, life raft, more…
  • 12:00 – lunch break
  • 13:00 – down below orientation: equipment & systems, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, yacht layout, more…
  • 17:00 – end of Day 2

Day 3

Hands-On Sailing Instruction & Exercises

  • 09:00 – instruction & exercises in reefing, sail handling, sail trim, tacking, gybing, boat handling, more...
  • 12:00 – lunch break
  • 13:00 – Man OverBoard, heaving to, short course sailing, crewing considerations, more...
  • 17:00 – end of Day 3

Day 4

Live-aboard Training Voyage

  • 09:00 – depart Ocean Marina, sailing drills & procedures, intro to Collision Regulations, look-out skills, more…
  • 12:00 – lunch at sea
  • 13:00 – more Collision Regulations, real traffic situations in the shipping port area, more sailing drills & procedures, intro to anchoring, intro dingy, more…
  • 17:00 – at anchor, Ko Si Chang harbor swim
  • 18:00 – dinner ashore at a great Thai restaurant
  • 20:00 – overnight aboard training yacht or bungalow option onshore

Day 5

Live-aboard Training Voyage & IYT Crew Exams

  • 07:00 – breakfast on board
  • 08:00 – anchor up & back at sea, course review
  • 12:00 – lunch at sea
  • 14:00 – return to Ocean Marina
  • 15:00 – evaluation & exams

SailQuest Captain course

Day 6

Chartwork & Navigation

  • 09:00 – Classroom Navigation: chart work, compass, passage planning, navigational aids, tides & currents, more
  • 12:00 – lunch break
  • 13:00 – weather for the mariner, owner/charter briefing, live aboard lifestyle considerations, more…
  • 17:00 – end of Day 6

Day 7

Yachting Clinics & Short Course Sailing Excercises

  • 09:00 – Boat Buying Clinic - things to consider when getting ready to buy a yacht
  • 10:00 - Marine Deisel Engine Clinic - engine checks, troubleshooting common problems, engine spares & maintenence
  • 11:00 - Dingy & Outboard Clinic - outboard engine - operation & troubleshooting, dingy maneuvers
  • 12:00 – lunch break
  • 13:00 – sailing exercises - students take command of the yacht for short course sailing exercises
  • 17:00 – end of Day 7
  • Sailing Movie Nite
  • 19:00 – students, instructors & SailQuest alumni gather at the Sailors Bar for sailing instruction videos and a classic sailing movie feature film.

Day 8

Close Quarter Manuvering - Mooring, Anchor & Docking

  • 09:00 – Close Quarter Maneuvering briefing, mooring & anchoring practice, prop walk, using reverse, more …
  • 12:00 – lunch break
  • 13:00 – marina exercises, coming alongside, docking, more…
  • 17:00 – end of Day 8
  • Sailing Movie Nite

Day 9

Day/Night Sailing Training Voyage

  • 10:00 – depart Ocean Marina - full day of sailing, passage planning, onboard navigation, review collision regulations, yachting safety, sail handling, take command of a vessel, anchoring, dingy etc.
  • 12:00 – lunch at sea
  • 16:00 – at anchor at remote tropical island, beach stop, sundown swim
  • 17:00 – dinner onboard
  • 19:00 – night sailing breifing, night sailing passage, light recognition, night navigation, etc.
  • 23:00 – return to Ocean Marina - students stay onboard or return to on-shore accommodation.

Day 10

Evaluations, Course Review & IYT Skipper's Exams

  • 09:00 – Skipper's evaluation, sailing exercises, full course review
  • 12:00 – lunch break
  • 13:00 – IYT Bareboat Skipper's exam
  • 15:00 – exam review, certificate honors & awards ceremony
  • 16:00 – program conclusion
   

 

Get Started with the SailQuest "Learn to Sail" course now:

Sign up for the Zero to Hero Fast Track 5 & 10 Day IYT Crew/Skipper's Certificate course:

  1. Select your preferred training dates from our Monthly Course Schedule.
  2. Contact SailQuest to check availability on your selected course dates or Call Captain Tim @+66845399689.
  3. Go to our 5/10 Day IYT Crew/Skipper's Pricing & Payment page to confirm your booking.

We are looking forward to sailing with you, providing an exceptional training program and helping to turn your sailing dreams into reality.

 5/10 Day IYT Crew/Skipper's course - BOOK TODAY!

  • March 13-22, 2020
  • March 27-April 05, 2020
  • April 10-19, 2020
  • April 24-May 03, 2020
  • May 08-17, 2020
  • June 05-14, 2020
  • June 19-28, 2020
  • July 03-12, 2020
  • July 17-26, 2020

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SailQuest Update - Response to Corona Virus/COVID-19

As I am sure you are aware, the Corona Virus/COVID-19 is creating international travel issues. At this time, however, it is business as usual at SailQuest Sailing School and all scheduled course dates and sailing events are still running as scheduled. It is a great time of year for sailing here in the Gulf of Thailand!

To keep updated on the situation in Thailand and restrictions regarding incoming visitors,  see the Thailand Department of Disease Control website. Travelers should also be aware of any warnings or restrictions that may be posted in the country you will return to following your SailQuest dates.

This situation will certainly effect some who have already booked course or event dates or those who may be thinking of doing so. The SailQuest refund and re-schedule policy remains the same as always. If for any reason you need to cancel  your booking, we will issue a full refund of your booking deposit or full payment, minus any bank transfer fees. Or we can hold your payment and you can re-schedule to more convenient dates as your schedule allows.

We are also implementing a daily temperature check policy for instructors and students and encouraging continued good hygiene practices for all. Anyone who is not feeling well or showing symptoms… please stay home!

These are tough times for travelers and business owners alike, but we are all trying to make the best of it.

Let me know if you have any additional questions.

Good health and Happy Sailing!

Capt. Tim & the SailQuest team

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