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RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Theory Course

  • Course Aim

    To provide a comprehensive introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship for Helmsmen.
    You will find this course invaluable if you want to learn how to start making decisions on board.

  • Duration

    The course is either run over 5 days (Monday to Friday), or over 3 consecutive weekends.

  • Prior experience required

    No prior experience required.

  • Course Content

    • Nautical terms
    • Ropework
    • Anchorwork
    • Safety
    • International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
    • Definition of position, course and speed
    • Navigation charts and publications
    • Navigation drawing instruments
    • Compass
    • Chartwork
    • Tides & tidal streams
    • Visual aids to navigation
    • Meteorology
    • Passage planning
    • Navigation in restricted visibility
    • Pilotage
    • Marine environment
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