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If you are a beginner or a new member who has not sailed before you may have questions such as these:
- How do I book onto a Day Sail or CSSC taster event?
- What are the Sleeping Arrangements?
- Do I need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow?
- What kit do I need to bring?
- Are lifejackets provided?
- Where do I join the yacht?
- A. Most events, other than legs of the summer cruise, start and end at Mercury Yacht Harbour.
If you have sailed on a cruising yacht before and want to do more:
- What training courses do you run and how do I book onto one?
- Where else can I find advice, guidance and support?
- How do I gain sailing experience? A. See answers below:
- Sea Time provides opportunities to consolidate training and practice skills
- There may be opportunities to join in with private charters (such as during the summer cruise)
- The Crew Bureau may also be able to match you with a skipper needing crew
- Other clubs may offer other opportunities that complement what Channel Sailing Division can offer
- Once approved as a Skipper, charters provide opportunities to gain further experience
- How do I register for Sea Time?
If you are already a skipper:
- How can I apply to become a CSSA Approved Skipper?
- I have significant experience as a skipper. How can I gain the references required by the CSSA Approved Skipper Application process?
- How do I go about chartering Sea Essay?