Online Skipper Course

$200.00 Inc. GST


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About the Online Skipper Course

This learn to skipper course features online lessons, put together with multiple video tutorials and questions, to guide you through the journey to becoming a fantastic skipper. If you want to learn more about safe navigation and practices, regardless of your previous boating experience, this online course is for you. It doesn’t matter whether you live in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, the Gold Coast, or anywhere else in Australia, and even overseas – anyone can enroll in this course.

With this course, you can let your interests direct your own learning! The modular approach to online training means you can complete any lesson when you have time to focus on a particular skill.

You won’t have to worry about missing a face-to-face class as you can work through this skipper course whenever your schedule allows, and you can also revise the content at any time.

The Online Skipper Course provides mentoring along the journey of your boat ownership whether you have Blue Water Skippering experience, or you are just embarking on your first coastal sailing passages. If you’re buying a boat, then this course will help you become familiar with handling your boat and performing basic maintenance. Overall, the course will teach you new techniques and skills irrespective of your experience. Participants have the ability to ask questions throughout the course, and the implementation questions at the end of each module ensure learning is immediately put into practice.

There is a course certificate awarded once you have completed this course. Your course access remains open for the lifetime of the product to allow you to revise the units and increase your knowledge and practice skills on the water.

What’s in the Course?

  • Communications & calling for help
  • Skippering in harbors & busy waterways
  • Collision avoidance
  • Manage your boat & crew on coastal passages
  • Use your Dinghy
  • Understand weather forecasts
  • Manage tides and currents
  • Use routing tools and live observations
  • Planning short & long passages
  • Creating contingency plans
  • Manage your own vessel servicing and maintenance
  • Look after your systems: engines, water, bilges, steering, electrical, and deck hardware
  • How to keep an inventory of spares and tools
  • Prepare racing audits and safety equipment
  • Cleaning your boat
  • Maneuvering your boat, and turning in confined areas
  • Anchoring & picking up a mooring buoy
  • Spotting & retrieving a person overboard
  • Techniques for docking & berthing in different scenarios
  • Twin-engined vessel handling
  • Sailing upwind, downwind, and on other points of sail
  • Types of sails
  • Sail controls
  • Trimming & handling sails
  • Putting in, and shaking out, reefs in a sail

Who Is This Course For?

The strategies you learn in this course are structured, effective, and perfect for anyone who wants to take their skills to a new level, develop the skills of their family and crew, and refine their understanding of their boat’s systems. If you’ve always wanted to take lessons but never had enough time in your schedule, then the flexibility of this online course will fit your busy lifestyle.

Our training is game-changing for skippers and their crews on monohull yachts, catamarans, and motor cruisers.

The Investment

The course takes around 7 hours in total. It is structured so you can review the material as fast or slow as you feel comfortable.

Access to the course is open for the lifetime of the product. Your course support for 12-months from completing the registration. If life gets too busy and you need more time, you have an option to pause your course support for up to 6-months and then continue when you have more time.

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About Supplier

  • Supplier Name Above & Beyond Boating
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    Above & Beyond Boating began in 2011, and we are passionate and dedicated to making sure you achieve your boating dreams. The founding principal of the business and all of our e-learning courses is to ensure that you use your boat as often and safely as possible.

    The courses and packages we have created and deliver to the boating community enable you to choose your pathway. You can use our courses to develop your skills and enjoy world-class coaching to implement on your boat. We are the world leaders for bringing e-learning to your home, office and boat.

    The founder, Neil Driscoll, is qualified as a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor for power and sail, Office of Maritime Communications (OMC) Remote Assessor for radio licensing, and Australian Sailing (AS) Sea Survival Instructor and safety equipment auditor. Neil has extensive teaching and skippering experience including Atlantic Crossings, Category 1 Yacht Races, and has managed vessels around the world.

    We started as a practical and classroom training company and have been specialising in online courses since 2015. This practical experience of delivering courses in person and on the water for 20 years, before building our first online course, comes through at every stage of the learning experience. Our courses have international recognition by governing bodies, licensing authorities and insurance companies. Our online learning courses are the industry favourites, due to the customer experience, competitive pricing, incredible completion rates (the industry average is 30%, we operate on 99%) and delivering professional, clear, effective training in a convenient, structured and effective way.

    We believe in helping everyone in our community achieve their boating dreams and help them follow the rules of ABB in their boating. Make sure you join our mailing list to get your complimentary training resources straight to your inbox and don't miss our next event.

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$200.00 Inc. GST

$200.00 Inc. GST

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