As the Summer draws to a close, and the temperature starts to dip, I’m trying to get on the water as much as possible. That, and I have some exams coming up, and need to make sure that I’m on my A-game.
After a hugely successful drills and skills day, I decided to run another day. Following the same format as before, I chartered a yacht from Elite Sailing, and recruited 4 crew via the Elite Sailing Club (3 of whom I’d sailed with previously).
Having recently passed my Yachtmaster theory exams, my next step is to take my practical exam. I’m aiming for the offshore yachtmaster exam, for which candidates need to have logged 2,500 miles and a minimum of 5 x 60nm passages (skippering for at least 2 of these). As such I am trying to ‘build miles’. I need approximately 1,000 miles to reach my goal.