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Yes, I'd be up for that at some point but not right away 1 100.00%
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Old 12.02.2013, 13:18
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Day Skipper theory in Geneva/Lausanne?

Is anyone interested in a Day Skipper theory course in the Geneva/Lausanne area?

I've had an enquiry from the area and I'm more than happy to run a course in the Romandie if there is sufficient interest to make it work.

I'd be grateful if you could respond to the poll so I can gauge interest. If there are enough people interested, we can define dates to suit accordingly. I would then need your contact details.

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Re: Day Skipper theory in Geneva/Lausanne?

What do you mean by Day Skipper? What is the curriculum please? Is it for motor or for sail? Will this course be accepted by Swiss cantons?
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Re: Day Skipper theory in Geneva/Lausanne?

OK, good point well made

This is an RYA Day Skipper shorebased (theory) course which is common to both the RYA motor and sail syllabus. This is the RYA cruising scheme, which is the most widely-recognised qualification in the world, so it's the best qualification to have if you want to charter a boat for your holiday. I could copy out more comprehensive information about the course, but it's all here on my web site:

http://bit.ly/YoYoxE

Unfortunately the Swiss and RYA systems are rather mutually exclusive. The Swiss qualifications are all but worthless outside Switzerland: the domestic inland A and D Schein completely so, the offshore B Schein is only valid on a Swiss-flagged boat, which you won't find available for charter anyway as for some reason commercial operation under the Swiss flag is not permitted. The Swiss authorities will not recognise most non-Swiss qualifications (and certainly not if you're already resident here when you do them) and you have to do those separately from e.g. RYA qualifications if you want to operate boats that are subject to a licence on Swiss lakes.

I hope to have more information on the Swiss side of things later in the year, but that's still in the pipeline for now.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Day Skipper theory in Geneva/Lausanne?

So why don't you teach people in English for the Swiss A & D exams, wouldn't you get more customers?
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So why don't you teach people in English for the Swiss A & D exams, wouldn't you get more customers?
Firstly, there are a lot of people who want to sail outside Switzerland for whom the Swiss qualifications are inappropriate. There are also lots of Swiss people who want to gain an internationally-recognised qualification. I speak fluent German too, so although the course is required to be held in English, there is little risk of a language barrier.

Secondly, I refer you to the last point in my previous post It's a new venture so it's one step at a time. I have lots of plans that will come along in succession - the ultimate aim is to offer a well-rounded range of services focusing on the market in Switzerland.

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