Inshore Skipper Course

The inshore skipper course provides the basic skills to operate a sailboat in favorable archipelago conditions at daytime.

Participation in the inshore skipper course requires 16 years age. Duration of the course is at least 32 hours. 

Previous sailing experience as a crew member is required to participate in the inshore skipper course. The recommended sailing experience before participating in the course is at least 100 nautical miles.It is needed knowledge of navigation for this level (for example Inshore navigation or Navigation1).

The content of the inshore skipper course includes, for example, preparation for sea and route planning, boat handling with the engine and sails, mooring, navigation skills, knowledge of the rules of the road and the skipper's responsibility, emergency situations and taking care of the crew and the yacht. We already familiarize ourselves with these on a separate theory day before the course. The course includes a separate navigation, MOB and harbour training day.

The inshore and coastal skipper courses use the Pory's book Purjeveneen päälliköksi (Becoming a skipper of a sailing boat) as material..

Courses can also be completed with your own boat. In this case, you can also get tips from the instructor on matters related to your own boat and sailing.

We can take an inshore skipper student also to practise with competent crew course. An inshore skipper student can also join to sailing trip.

  • Preparation for sea (boat checks and crew instructions)
  • Reefing and its removal, selection of suitable sails
  • Boat handling under power in various wind conditions (buoy, leaving and coming alongside, anchoring)
  • Boat handling with sails in all wind directions and in various wind conditions
  • Navigation, position fixing visually, transits and safety boundaries, dead reckoning by chart working
  • Course to steer 
  • Knowledge of the IALA A system 
  • Use of compass, log and echo sounder 
  • Route planning and navigation 
  • Use of electronic navigation devices in positioning 
  • Maintenance of information related to navigation: log book and entries on the sea chart 
  • Practical knowledge of maritime rules
  • Weather, use of weather services
  • Maintenance and repair procedures (ropes, diesel engine)
  • Refitting and equipping the boat
  • Emergency situations, MOB as a skipper, emergency flares, use of VHF radio, understanding of towing and life raft operation 
  • Passage making and ability as a skipper: Understanding the skipper's responsibilities, carrying out a safe planned sea trip, taking into account the characteristics of the ship and the crew in planning and implementation

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Tilaa itsellesi räätälöity päällikkötreeni. Lisäksi joillekin päivä- ja iltapurjehduksistamme on mahdollista ilmoittautua harjoittelevaksi kippariksi.