Quarterdeck has created the Skipper Academy to produce exceptional skippers that can meet our partners and external companies’ crew needs. The course teaches expectations within the industry; highlighting the safety issues that can occur while working on charter with inexperienced guests, how to interact with clients and how to overcome challenges and unexpected events. The onus is to encourage excellence through safety, sailing skill, leadership and crew management to become a professional Quarterdeck skipper.
This is not a beginners course. Applicants must already be advanced sailors. Going out on the water with experienced friends is one thing, but as a skipper you will be responsible for 6-10 paying guests who may have never stepped on a yacht before. You must be in total command of the yacht, be comfortable sailing in any weather condition, and be a strong leader/communicator. A good attitude is also imperative!