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                       David Jerrard

 began his yachting career in Antibes in the South of France in 1964, initially crewing aboard superyachts and later working as a freelance delivery skipper for yacht brokers, owners and charter companies.

 Since then David has skippered a wide variety of boats, sail and power, both professionally and for pleasure, in many parts of the world and is a long time member of the Ocean Cruising Club.

David became a Royal Yachting Association and Irish Sailing Association Yachtmaster Instructor, for sail and power, in 1991 and has taught the RYA and ISA cruising schemes for both sail and power since then.

 He has taught shorebased corses and practical courses afloat in America, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Ireland instructing recreational sailors and professional superyacht captains and crew.

 For many years David was Chief Examiner and National Trainer for the Irish Sailing Association’s Yachtmaster cruising scheme and led the training and assessment of  ISA Yachtmaster examiners.

David is an accomplished amateur yacht designer and builder. His first design was 21 feet, the next one 36 feet and he is currently finishing a 41 foot blue water ocean sailing yacht.

    David Jerrard's qualifications:

  Royal Yachting Association

• Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate

  endorsed for:

    Master of Yachts to 200 tonnes,

    valid for sailing vessels with auxiliary engine      and for power driven craft,


• Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate, power,

• Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate, Sail

• International Certificate of Competence,

  with CEVNI endorsement.

• RYA Diesel Engine course instructor.

• RYA Radar instructor

  Irish Sailing  (Irish Sailing Association)

• Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate, power,

        with instructor endorsement.

• Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate , sail,

        with instructor endorsement.

• Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence.

        with instructor endorsement.

• Yachtmaster Coastal Examiner, sail and power

• Yachtmaster Offshore Examiner, sail and power

• Yachtmaster Ocean Examiner, sail and power

•  International Certificate of Competence

    with CEVNI endorsenent.

   Maritime radio

• GMDSS GOC (VHF, MF, HF, satcoms, etc.)

• Maritime Radio Affairs Unit VHF course provider.

• Maritime Radio Affairs Unit VHF SRC examiner.

    But actual practical experience

   is far more important than paper certificates.

To see some of the harbours, marinas, rivers,     that David has taken boats to and from:

            CLICK HERE