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Course Details


RYA Day Skipper Shorebased

A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers. This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising. Course topics include: the basics of seamanship; the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage; chart work; electronic charts; position fixing; plotting a course to steer; weather forecasting and meteorology; tides; collision regulations; construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat and emergency and safety procedures including distress calls -,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and life rafts. The examination consists of two exam papers. COSTS: The course fee includes compulsory course pack, Almanac and examination fees. Learners are also required to bring/purchase some basic navigation equipment e.g. a compass and Portland plotter (which can normally be purchased online for approximately £20). Any optional publications or materials will also be an additional cost. Maximum class size is 12.
1 class found




28 Weeks, 15/10/2019 - 23/06/2020
Tuesday 17:30 - 19:30 (2 hours)
Available Places: 7
Class Number: 209435
Fishguard CLC
Full Concession Reduced
£262.00 £262.00 £262.00
Price includes cost of exam and books.

ID: 1527, revised 18/06/2018