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  RYA SHORE BASED TRAINING

We run a range of Shore Based Courses throughout the year  :  

Basic Navigation and Safety Course - See Below
Day Skipper Shore Based Theory - See Below
Nine Day Combined Day Skipper Theory and Practical
Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Shore Based Theory - See Below

  SRC Course         VHF Radio –GMDSS - Short Range Certificate (SRC) Course
  First Aid         RYA First Aid Course  
  Sea Survival         RYA Sea Survival
  ISAF Safety         ISAF/RYA Offshore Safety Course
  Date & Avail         Dates and Availability

 

  BASIC NAVIGATION & SAFETY COURSE

Basic Navigation and Safety Course

The Basic Navigation & Safety Course is aimed at a wide audience, including anyone new to sailing, power boats, motor boating, sea angling and diving as well as experienced dinghy and keelboat sailors and inshore racers.

Mindful of the fact that people are increasingly short of time for leisure pursuits this is a new app
roach, aiming to give students an awareness and knowledge of basic navigation techniques and safety in just 16 hours.

Course topics include: charts and publications, safety, engine checks, buoyage, tidal awareness, visual and electronic navigation, pilotage, rules of the road, anchoring, weather forecasts and passage planning.


This course is the perfect stepping stone to the more in-depth Day Skipper shorebased course, or to courses on the water such as the Intermediate Powerboat, Star
t Yachting, Helmsman or Day Skipper courses.

Duration - 16 hours, The course is usually taken over 2 consecutive days, but is also available as 4 four hour sections

Entry requirements: None (especially suitable for beginners)

Price – From 225.00 pp  (group discounts available) / 400 with 1:1 tuition Price includes Study Pack, Course Handbook,

           Training Charts, Certificate (on successful completion), Tea & Coffee

Location - Run at various locations throughout the UK, for groups of 5 or more we will come to you

DAY SKIPPER SHORE BASED THEORY

The day skipper shore based course is intended to equip the sailor with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day and a basic knowledge of lights is also included – in case you arrive back in darkness.

The course is invaluable for those who want to start making decisions on board, especially those beginners and crew who would like to become more actively involved in navigation. It is a comprehensive introduction to sailing for would-be skippers.

The course covers the basics of coastal navigation and pilotage including chart work, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting and meteorology, knowledge of tides and International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea and electronic charts. Other topics covered include the construction, parts and equipment of a yacht, safety procedures (emergency and safety equipment and procedures such as distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, life jackets and liferafts) and the basics of seamanship.


The full course syllabus is contained in RYA Logbooks G15 or G18

 

At the end of the course you will have to sit a written exam. Successful students will be awarded the Day Skipper - Shore Based Certificate.

Duration - 5 days (Monday to Friday) or 3 weekends - Maximum 12 students per course.

Suggested Previous Experience -   Some practical yachting or motor cruising experience is desirable.

Price – From 295.00 pp

Location - Run at various locations throughout the UK, for groups of 5 or more we will come to you

COASTAL SKIPPER / YACHTMASTER SHORE BASED THEORY

Coastal Skipper Shore BasedThe Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Shore Based is an advanced course building on the Day Skipper syllabus for more experienced skippers, which takes them up to the theory knowledge required for Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster practical exams, specifically concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

The course devotes some revision time to the basics but covers advanced navigation techniques including position fixing, course shaping and plotting, tidal knowledge and use of Almanacs, admiralty publications and electronic position finding equipment.

The advanced meteorology tuition includes the taking and interpretation of forecasts, plotting of weather systems and weather predictions using barometer and observation. Students are shown how to use this information when planning and executing passage plans. The course also covers customs and excise regulations for going to, and returning from, abroad. The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea are also dealt with in great detail. 

The full course syllabus is in the RYA logbook G15 available from our office. At the end of the course you will have to sit a written exam. Successful students will be awarded the Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster Shore Based Certificate.

    Duration - 5 days (Monday to Friday) or 3 weekends - Maximum 12 students per course.

    Suggested Previous Experience -  Navigation to Day Skipper shorebased standard with experience of coastal yachting or motor cruising.

    Price – From 295.00 pp

    Location - Run at various locations throughout the UK, for groups of 5 or more we will come to you

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