2013 RYA Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster Shorebased Course

Course Type

RYA Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster Shorebased Courses

Dates Run

Autumn Term:September 19th to December 12. and Spring Term: January 2nd to March 20th

Sessions

Duration

Run during the Autumn and Winter months

Course Fee

Course Fee   £180 + course materials  £34

This is a 2 term course of 25 sessions which will be run over this coming Autumn and Winter.

This is the theory course required for both RYA Coastal Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster qualifications.

Venue: Carsington Sailing Club,   Times: 7.15pm - 9.30pm Thursdays.

Enrollment: Thurs Sept 5 at 7.15pm

Autumn Term: Thursday 19 Sept - Thursday 12 Dec.   13 sessions

Spring Term: Thursday 2 January - Thursday 20 March, 12 sessions

Anyone interested in this course or who has any questions should contact Ceri or Marie as soon as possible.

 

Course Code

CS/YM Shorebased Course

Course Description

This is the theory course required for both RYA Coastal Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster qualifications.

Venue: Carsington Sailing Club

DATES:  Not yet decided for 2017/18

Cost for the 2017/18 Course: To be published.

Below is a section adapted from the RYA website which outlines the basis of the course.

This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Coastal Skipper 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.

The course at Carsington are generally taught during the Autumn and Winter period as a series of 20 plus evening sessions including three exam papers.

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
  • customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad

It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques. 

 

 

 

Available for

Adults

Previous Experience

None essential but it would be an advantage to have completed the Day Skipper Theory.

Booking Information

To book a place on a course please call Marie Stanbrook on 01629 540609, email her or visit the Club in person (Wednesday to Sunday).

Alternative Course Dates

Sorry there are no alternative dates for this event.