RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course
26 - 30 March
Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.
This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster™ Coastal 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 is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers.
Course Pre-requisites: Minimum of RYA Dayskipper Practical certificate or equivalent experience which will need to be proven via log book – Please note you will not be allowed to participate in this course without meeting the course prerequisites
Minimum Duration: 5 days
Timings: Sunday to Thursday from 9am till 6pm daily
Minimum Age: 18
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
Last updated 6:11am on 14 March 2017
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