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The Intermediate Skipper Course

International Skipper Certification
Plus VHF Radio Operator's Certification

This is a 6 day Intermediate Skipper Sailing course.  It is a certification for those candidates who wish to take command of a sail or power yacht of up to 78 feet / 24 metres, on your own.  It covers all the subjects required to prepare the boat, plan the passage, instruct the crew and command the vessel at sea.


The Bareboat syllabus separates theory and practical instruction and subjects covered in theory are then put into practice in the practical session on the SailQuest training yacht.

Obtaining this certificate through a Sailing School automatically qualifies candidates to apply for an ICC “International Certificate of Competency” which is required to charter a vessel in most European countries.

** For those Students that do not already hold a current Radio Operators Certificate we offer the option to obtain, at a reduced price of 6,000 Baht, the Compulsory VHF/SRC Radio Operators License during the course.


Individuals must be physically fit and above 18 years old, have completed the 6 day Intermediate Crew Sailing Course and hold a VHF/SRC Radio Operators License (** see above)

Duration & Price

6 Days     -     41,500 Baht

Bareboat Skipper Catamaran 2 Day Add-on

Pattaya    -     18,000 Baht

Daily Course Program

Day 6  -  Chart Work & Navigation - In Classroom

  • Responsibilities of the Skipper and Watch keeper, Meteorology, Chart-work

  • Lunch

  • Passage planning, Colregs

Day 7  -  Yachting Clinics & Short Course Sailing Exercises - On Board

  • Close quarter manoeuvring and docking, picking up a mooring,

  • Lunch on board

  • Steering a compass course, tacking and gybing, reefing for heavy weather

  • Berthing

Day 8  -  Close Quarter Manoeuvring - Mooring, Anchor & Docking - On Board

  • Ready boat

  • Depart the Marina for Local Island Colregs, compass fixes, introduction to charts, tacking and gybing

  • Lunch on board

  • Sail drills, anchoring – knots, dinghy use

  • Dinner on board

  • Introduction to Night Sailing

Day 9  -  Day/Night Sailing Training Voyage - On Board

  • Breakfast on board

  • Ready boat

  • Colregs, compass fixes, charts, bouyage, tacking and gybing

  • Lunch on board

  • Sail drills, anchoring – knots, dinghy use

  • Dinner on board

Day 10  -  More Sailing Practice, Anchoring & Dinghy Use - On Board

  • Breakfast on board

  • Ready boat

  • Tacking and gybing

  • Lunch on board

  • Sail drills, anchoring – knots, dinghy use

  • Skipper Exam onboard

  • Dinner ashore

Day 11  -  Evaluations, Course Review & Skipper's Exams - On Board

  • Breakfast on board

  • Depart

  • Sailing drills students alternating roles, verbal revision for exam

  • Return to the Marina

  • Final exam

  • Disperse

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