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RYA Day Skipper Theory

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About the course

In a friendly, relaxed & professional environment with like-minded people you will spend 5 days learning all the key ‘know how’ to become a safe navigator in coastal & tidal waters. This course is recommended as a pre-requisite for Yachtmaster Offshore. During the 5 days our experienced Yachtmaster Instructor will transform you from basic to advanced. A great entry course into the industry for crew seeking employment on yachts. No prior knowledge is needed.

What you will learn

Topics covered 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
  • emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safetyharnesses, lifejackets and life rafts.
  • Cost
    £816.69 / person
  • €960 / person
  • Duration
    5 Days
  • Students
    8
  • Location
    Liverpool, Antibes
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