Well that is it for this summer in Exmouth. It has been a busy one on and off the water.
At Exe Sailing Club I have been helping with the junior race nights, splash nights, junior 3/4 training, Sailability, Wednesday night racing, the odd weekend race, 2/3 of the season racing aboard Exeat a Benetau 31.7 and finally much work and sailing aboard arctic joy my hawk 20. Throw in some part time work at Peter Dixons Chandelry in Exmouth and there wasn’t much spare time. Ooh almost forgot the racing aboard X332 Axeman out of Dartmouth, Yealm race and RTYC offshore week, Moulin rouge themed racing around the Channel Islands and French coast with the odd social event thrown in!! I even managed to get myself qualified as a dinghy instructor, and have taught on various courses at the club, and finally got my day skipper ticket aboard Zephyr with Karen. Thank you to all involved it has been a lot of fun and a steep learning curve.
Now for the winter project, my Yachtmaster development course. It all kicks off tomorrow in Falmouth, so have packed my life into my container and have a car full of books, charts and wet weather gear for the early start tomorrow.
The course entails :
Saturday 3 Oct 15 VHF Radio (Inc GMDSS) Classroom 1 Day
Sunday 4 Oct 15 Radar Classroom 1 Day
Sunday 4 Oct 15 Familiarisation Week Local Waters (125 Miles) 5 Days
Saturday 10 Oct 15 Mileage Building/Seamanship Training Channel Islands (350 Miles) 7 Days
Monday 19 Oct 15 RYA Day Skipper Theory Classroom 5 Days
Sunday 25 Oct 15 RYA Day Skipper Practical Local Waters (125 Miles) 5 Days
Saturday 31 Oct 15 Bareboat Charter TBC (200 Miles) 7 Days
Saturday 14 Nov 15 RYA Diesel Engine Classroom 1 Day
Saturday 14 Nov 15 Mileage Building / Seamanship Training North Brittany (400 Miles) 7 Days
Monday 23 Nov 15 RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory Classroom 5 Days
Sunday 29 Nov 15 RYA Coastal Skipper Practical South Coast (125 Miles) 5 Days
Sunday 6 Dec 15 STCW95 Fire Fighting/PSSR/First Aid/Survival at Sea 6 Days
Sunday 13 Dec 15 RYA Coastal Skipper Prep and Exam Local Waters (125 Miles) 6 Days
Saturday 2 Jan 16 Spinnakers Local Waters 1 Day
Sunday 3 Jan 16 Mileage Building / Seamanship Training Falmouth – London (300 Miles) 5 Days
Sunday 17 Jan 16 Mileage Building / Seamanship Training London – Falmouth (300 Miles) 7 Days
Sunday 24 Jan 16 Bareboat Charter (Bavaria 36) South Coast (200 Miles) 6 Days
Saturday 30 Jan 16 Yacht Husbandry Classroom & Boats 2 Days
Sunday 31 Jan 16 Mileage Building/Seamanship Training Isles of Scilly (350 Miles) 7 Days
Sunday 7 Feb 16 Yachtmaster Prep and Exam Local waters (125 Miles) 6 Days
Monday 22 Feb 16 Motor Boat Course South Coast 4 Days
Monday 29 Feb 16 RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Classroom 5 Days
Saturday 5 Mar 16 RYA Power Boat Level 2 2 Days
Sunday 6 Mar 16 RYA Instructor Local Waters 5 Days
I will do my best to keep updated how the courses go, what boats they let me play on.
Time to finish packing, and start the next challenge.