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Day Skipper Theory Course » Day Skipper Theory Course

31st January 2022, 18:30 - 21:30

This course is for members and their families only. It will be held in the clubhouse on Monday evenings from 1830 to 2130. We need 6 students to make the course viable. Cost will be £300, or possibly a little less depending on numbers, and includes the books.

The Royal Yachting Association Day Skipper theory course provides a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers. 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.

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 and emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts. Invaluable for learning how to start making decisions on board and if you are considering taking the Day Skipper practical course
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