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This is a 4 day course where the crew decide where to go, plan the passage and take us there!
This course is a great way for skippers to expand their experience, perhaps with a view to complete your Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster and need to gain some extra miles and passages.
Whether cross channel to Cherbourg or down to Plymouth, after first having looked the weather and tides, your experienced club Instructor will help you pull together a passage plan to get you there! Or you can just come along for the ride and get some miles under your belt.
The price includes the yacht and instructor, but not food or mooring fees which are shared between the crew.
In 2017 the Milebuilder course covered over 250 miles. The passages completed were Hamble – Yarmouth – Weymouth – Cherbourg and Hamble.
• Cross Channel Planning
• Offshore Safety
• Tidal gates
• Visual and electronic navigation
• Rules of the road
• Weather forecasts
For details on what you should bring, please refer to the FAQ section.
Course Duration: 4 Days
Previous Experience Required: Competent Crew or similar.
Ability After Course: Passage planning and offshore and coastal sailing experience.
Number of members: 1 – 4
Having a medical condition need not necessarily prevent you from taking a full part in the course but the Club Principal must be aware of any potential problems.
If you are in any doubt about your fitness to take part in a course, speak to us on the clubline prior to your course.
By completing the course booking form you make the following declarations and undertakings:-
I hereby declare that I have recorded below details of any medical condition which may affect my fitness to participate in the course and in particular I have included details where I suffer from asthma/bronchitis, angina or heart condition, fits, fainting or blackouts, severe headaches, diabetes, travel sickness, allergies to medication or other allergies.
I undertake to inform the Metropolitan Police Sailing Club Ltd and the course instructor of any relevant medical condition which may become apparent between now and the start of the course, and of any medication I am taking.
I have included below details of any dietary requirements and any allergies, including allergies to food and medication.