Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.
One week (6 day classroom course)
RYA Tidal Day Skipper Theory knowledge is recommended
Knowledge of safety on board, parts of a boat, rigging and sails, anchoring, emergency procedures, meteorology, navigation including position fixing, plotting, tidal height and drift, secondary port calculations, Computation of rates, pilotage, passage planning, course to steer, estimated position, navigation tactics in restricted visibility and collision regs. The course includes three test papers covering Prevention of Collision at Sea Regulations, Meteorology and Chart Work
This course is the ideal method to advance to your next level – RYA Tidal Coastal Skipper Practical Completion certificate and/or your MCA/RYA exam. On successful completion you will receive an official RYA certificate signed by your Instructor
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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.
As with the Day Skipper shorebased course, the RYA’s specially designed chart plotter software will be used during the course to give you a realistic taste of modern electronic navigation.
Students in the southern hemisphere can take advantage of the southern hemisphere version of our training materials, ensuring that your course is relevant to you.
The course is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning.
It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques.
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