A Comprehensive introduction nautical theory for inexperienced skippers. This course can be run either over three weekends or five consecutive days. The course is 40 hours plus exams.
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 time powerboating.
Course topics include:
The basics of seamanship
The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
Plotting a course to steer
Weather forecasting and meteorology
Construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls,use of flares, safety Harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts
Suitable for: inexperienced skippers