© david jerrard 2019

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

 He has taught shorebased and practical courses afloat in America, the Mediterranean, the Carribean 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,

    for commercial use on MCA coded vessels,

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

    and as Yachtmaster instructor for sail.

• 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.



• PADI open water diver.