Training Courses

The RYA Day Skipper shorebased course.

‘A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers’

This 40 hour 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.

Course topics include:-

  • The basics of seamanship.
  • The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage.
  • Chartwork.
  • Electronic charts.
  • Position fixing.
  • Course to steer allowing for tide and other influences.
  • 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.
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