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RYA Day Skipper Shore Based Course

£325.00

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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.

We are continually updating our courses to take into account developments in technology and the electronic navigation aids now available on most cruising boats.

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 over 3 consecutive weekends.

Course topics include:

* the basics of seamanship
* the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
* chartwork
* electronic charts
* position fixing
* plotting a course to steer
* weather forecasting and meteorology
* tides
* collision regulations
* construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
* emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and life-rafts

40 hour classroom course.

Prior boating experience not essential but may be beneficial.

Once booked, we will send you the RYA Course text book in the post (postage £2.50)

YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY US BY EMAIL AFTER YOU HAVE BOOKED THE COURSE WITH FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS - PLEASE ALLOW 24 HRS (MON-FRI) FOR THIS.

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