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RYA Day & Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster Shorebased Courses

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Day Skipper Theory

No previous experience is required.

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.
The course is taught at Carsington during the autumn and winter months, over a series of evening meetings with two exam papers.

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 liferafts

Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster Theory

No previous experience is essential but it would be an advantage to have completed the Day Skipper Theory.

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

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 is generally taught during the Autumn and Winter period as a series of 20 plus evening sessions including 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

Booking Information

These courses are run throughout the autumn and winter months. If there isn't one scheduled, please contact the office who will be able to provide you with more information.

To reserve a place on a course please view the scheduled courses and then contact the Club Office on 01629 540609, Email us or visit the Club in person (Wednesday to Sunday).

Booking online will be available for 2019

Shorebased Courses for 2022 are currently under review and will be published shortly.

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