We do have a very full program of professional and leisure courses every month which include learning to sail for beginners to Ocean Yachtmaster theory and exams.
Visit the website to find out more or email Ondeck Team to find out more and get advice on what might help ‘float your boat’
Yachtmaster Offshore theory
7th – 11th April; 11th 15th May more info
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Prep and Exam
13th – 19th April ; 18-24th may more info
RYA Ocean Theory coaching
[on demand] more info
RYA Ocean Theory course
20-22 April finishing 2nd and 3rd may more info
RYA Competent Crew
13th – 19th April; 4th – 8th may ,18th – 24th may; 25th – 29th may more info
RYA Day Skipper Practical
4th – 8th may , 25th – 29th may more info
RYA Day skipper theory
[online] anytime more info
STCW10 [was 95] Basic Safety Training
13th – 17th April more info
RYA Powerboat level 2
on demand more info
RYA SRC Radio
on demand more info
Huge congratulations go to Kishawn Harrigan who has, this month, become only one of a handful of Antiguan sailors to ever achieve their RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualifications. Kishawn has worked with Ondeck for many years and will be taking up the post of lead skipper. Not content with this accolade he will shortly be completing his RYA Cruising Instructor course enabling him to teach to Day Skipper and Competent Crew. He will then be just one of two instructors born and raised here qualified to teach to this level. Fortunately the other , Logan Knight, is also with Ondeck
We have had a busy and very varied week or so on the training front with quite a few congratulations to be made. As previously covered there were successes on Powerboat Level 2 [on a serious note see the accident report on the importance of proper safety kill cord MAIB ] and on Yachtmaster Ocean theory for a number of candidates. In Addition Nick Newling Ward and Fiona O’ Connor from the BVI’s passed their Yachtmaster Offshore exam along with Joey Compton.
A number of Candidates have passed their SRC Radio and we had a great group of 4 ladies doing their Competent Crew and Day skipper Practical courses Well done to Alex, Are, Susanna and Fenella.
This weekend sees the start of the St Thomas Regatta followed by the BVI Spring Regatta with Ondeck’s Spirits of Venus and Athena taking part and Monday busy STCW Basic Safety Training, Competent Crew and Day skipper courses
We had three early season wins for Mike Horn, Mathieu Bre and Iain McConnachie who all successfully passed their Yachtmaster Offshore exams. Mike and Mathieu had sailed in their aluminium exploration yacht, Pangaea and livened up the harbour with some of the ‘Boys Own’ exploration stories and a few beers. For those that haven’ t heard of Mike’s exploits have a look at http://www.mikehorn.com/en/mike-horn/who-is-mike-horn/ as it defies any description I could give.
Plenty of courses coming up for those that are interested