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RYA Coastal Skipper - Yachtmaster Offshore

Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills. Course topics include::position fixing; course shaping and plotting; tidal knowledge; use of almanacs and admiralty publications; electronic position finding equipment; taking and interpreting forecasts; plotting weather systems; weather predictions using a barometer and by observation; collision regulations and customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad. It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques. The examination consists of three 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

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.

ID: 1424, revised 20/02/2018