A Comprehensive introduction nautical theory 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 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
Duration: The course is 40 hours plus homework and exams. Taught over 6 days.
Included: Course materials, handbook, RYA Almanac and Portland Plotter & Dividers.
Student:Instructor Ratio: 12:1 max.