SailQuest Youth Sailing Program

IYT SKIPPER course – Day by Day Schedule

Arrivial Day

Travel, Transfer and Arrival

 

Minivan transfer from airport to SailQuest sailing school base

On arrival – SailQuest Classroom – Welcome briefing, schedule, rules & regulations, marina rules, staff & student introductions.

Accommodation assignment/arrangement - Move in & set-up

18:30 – Welcome Aboard Dinner (Lake House)

Introduction to Passage Planning, sailing songs

20:30 – Return to Accommodation

22:30 – Lights Out

Day 1

Classroom Navigation - Advanced Sailing Exercises

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08:00 – Provided Breakfast (Lake House)

09:00 – SailQuest classroom: Navigation, passage planning, compass, three point fix, etc.

13:00 – Lunch Break (Lake House)

14:00 – Taking command of a vessel, afternoon sailing exercises, picking up a mooring. etc.

18:30 – New Sailor Dinner (Lake House)

Rules of the Road review, sailing songs

20:30 – Return to Accommodation

22:30 – Lights Out

 Day 2

Onboard Orientation, Docking Practice - Live Aboard Training Voyage

08:00 - Provided Breakfast (Lake House)

09:00 – SailQuest classroom: VHF Radio, marine diesel engine, etc.

10:30 – Docking practice exercises

13:30 – Lunch Break (Lake House)

14:30 – Depart on Live Aboard Training Voyage, advanced sailing & sail handling skills

17:00 – Overnight anchorage at uninhabited tropical island, beach stop, swimming, etc.

18:30 – Provided Dinner on board (catered by Lake House)

 Navigation light identification, sailing songs

 Day 3

 Practical Navigation Exercises - Live Aboard Training Voyage

08:00 – Provided Breakfast on board (rice soup, breakfast cereal, juice, fruit)

09:00 – Practical navigation & passage planning, sailing exercises

12:00 – Lunch on board (noodle soup, fruit)

13:00 – Man Over Board exercises, heaving to, short course sailing, skipper responsibilities, more...

17:00 – Overnight anchorage at uninhabited tropical island, beach stop, swimming, etc.

18:30 – Provided Dinner on board (bolognaise, pasta, salad)

Navigation light identification, sailing songs

Day 4

Practical Navigation Exercises - Live Aboard Training Voyage

07:00 – Provided Breakfast on board (rice soup, breakfast cereal, juice, fruit)

08:00 – Practical navigation & passage planning, sailing exercises

12:00 – Lunch on board (noodle soup, fruit)

13:00 – Collision Regulations, real traffic situations in the shipping port area, sailing exercises

17:00 – Overnight anchorage at Ko Si Chang, harbor swim

19:00 – Provided Dinner onshore at local Thai Restaurant

IYT SKIPPER Course review, Navigation light identification, sailing songs

Day 5

Live Aboard Training Voyage - IYT SKIPPER Course Exams

08:00 – Provided Breakfast on board (rice soup, breakfast cereal, juice, fruit)

09:00 – Sailing exercises and IYT SKIPPER Course review

12:00 – Lunch on board (noodle soup, fruit)

13:00 – Return to Ocean Marina - IYT SKIPPER Course exams & review

15:00 – Certificate Ceremony

16:00 – Program conclusion

18:00 – New Skipper Dinner Party (Lake House)

20:00 – Return to Accommodation

22:30 – Lights Out

Departure Day

Transfer and Departure

 

06:30-08:30 - depending on flight time - Provided Breakfast (Lake House )

Minivan transfer from SailQuest Sailing School base to airport

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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