At C-MASTERS, we have created a selection of 'must do' courses. After several years of providing training we know which topics and skills are considered complex by students. Most of these topics are covered in the RYA shorebased courses and in practical courses. However, a more intensive training is needed to become a confident skipper.

Sailing and navigating during the night is a very special experience. For many experienced skippers, this is their preferred moment at sea. Looking at the stars, hearing the waves, and observing the sea area in search of other boats and objects. Things do look different at night and distances are hard to assess in the dark. So, navigation requires special attention.

This course is a must do for anyone who wants to be skilled and confident in navigating at night, including the use of radar.

 

 

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MASTERCLASS: Navigation @ Night

 

Course content

During daytime, you will be taught the key aspects of navigation in restricted visibility and the use of navigation equipment to be ready to put your knowledge into practice during several nightly passages. The topics include, amongst others:

  • Recognising lights on ships, buoys and ashore
  • Crossing busy lanes or Traffic Separation Schemes
  • Safe pilotage into coastal harbours
  • Watch keeping
  • Safety precautions and emergency procedures at night
  • Electronic navigation aids
  • Using radar as a tool for position fixing and collision avoidance
  • Passage planning  

 

What's included

  • Accommodation on board of a C-MASTERS yacht
  • Training and coaching by instructor
  • RYA Navigation handbook
  • Radar course
  • All food and drinks on board
  • Fuel and mooring fees
  • Free parking at our premises
  • Radar certificate

 

Supporting courses

We recommend the RYA shorebased courses to further prepare yourself for this course.

 

Supporting books

The RYA IRPCS book is a valuable resource to refresh your knowledge on lights and colregs rules before taking this course.

 

 

Details of this course

Recommended knowledge:  On the level of Day Skipper or Yachtmaster shorebased

 

Recommended experience: Sailing during daytime on coastal or offshore passages

 

Duration: 4 days

 

Dates:

  • 21 to 24 March
  • Send an enquiry for alternative dates in 2020

 

Cost: 732 euro

 

 

 

Overview of all our C-MASTERCLASSES

 

 

Navigation @ Night

zonsondergang-bij-egmontPractice your navigation skills during night passages - recognise buoys, light houses, harbour entrances and ships

Practical Radar use

radar-image-met-regenbui-frontCombined theory and practical course on using a radar for position finding, navigation and safety. A hands-on course to get the most out of your radar system

Passage Planning

passage-planning-2The key to avoiding nasty surprises when making a voyage is proper preparation, and it starts with learning how to do passage planning. Pragmatic course on preparing your crew and yacht for offshore voyages

Diesel Engine + Power Handling

dscn5799Combined practical course on relaxed motor handling in complex situations, and maintenance and repair of your diesel engine

 

Safety on board

safety-materials-on-boardPractical course to learn the key messures to improve the safety of your crew and yacht, covering the use of safety materials and emergency procedures (e.g. MOB) on board of a C-MASTERS yacht

Practical Celestial Navigation

practical-celestrial-navigationPractical offshore course on one of our C-MASTERS yachts on practicing taking sights using a sextant, and determining your position with celestial navigation

 

 

Contact C-MASTERS

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+31 85 130 64 26

 

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               4485 PL   Kats

               The Netherlands

 

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