Fri, Oct 06 2023 - Sun, Oct 08 2023
RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore – Louth
Advanced training for more experienced skippers. 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.
Who this course is for: Experienced and up-coming skippers.
Length of course: The course is taught over 45 hours. It can be covered as a series of one night per week sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or over three weekends.
Objective: To reach the standard required for the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams.
Assessment: There are three exam papers.
Prerequisites: Significant previous sailing or boating experience is expected. Some mathematical ability would be useful.
Format of the course: The course allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques.
- 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.
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