A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers
1 Week (6 day classroom course)
No previous knowledge is required. It is likely you have your RYA Competent Crew or some previous sailing experience
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, pilotage, passage planning, course to steer, estimated position and collision regs. The course includes two test papers covering general assessment and chart work
This course is the ideal method to advance to your next level – RYA Tidal Day Skipper Practical Course on board the yacht. On successful completion you will receive an official RYA certificate signed by your Instructor
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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.
We are continually updating our courses to take into account developments in technology and the electronic navigation aids now available on most cruising boats.
In conjunction with the UK Hydrographic Office we have developed a chart plotter specifically for use on training courses, giving you a realistic insight into electronic navigation. Use of this plotter is an integral part of our Day Skipper shorebased course.
We have northern and southern hemisphere versions of our training materials. So, no matter where you are in the world, our course can be tailored to you.
The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning.
Phone any time on our UK Divert No. (UK call cost): 0044 1252 837648
Phone (USA): 001 855 866-5566
Phone (Spain): 0034 922 141 967
Calle Del Medio, 38800,
San Sebastian de La Gomera,
Islas Canarias, Spain
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Looking to hire a yacht, take sailing courses or maybe just relax on a boat in the Canaries?
With over 20 years experience we offer an unrivalled range of RYA Courses.