Intensive 9 day course consisting of a combination of the Day Skipper shorebased course and the Day Skipper practical course, offering a fast track towards the RYA Day Skipper Certificate of Competence.
The course equips you with the knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.
Preparing a yacht for sea, including checks
Navigation, position fixing, use of plotter and chart work
Deck work, such as anchoring
Pilotage for entering or leaving harbours
Meteorology and practical weather forecasting
Rules of the road
Maintenance and repair work
Diesel engine, including engine checks and fault finding
Emergency procedures, including the MOB recovery drill
Yacht handling under power and under sail
Passage planning and making
The course is taught as a 9 days intensive course.
Ability after the course
At the end of the course you should achieve a level of seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht safely by day in familiar tidal and non-tidal waters under normal conditions.
We recommend as supporting courses RYA Diesel Engine and RYA Radar and Practical C-MASTERS courses, in particular Passage Planning.
We recommend the RYA Weather book, RYA Navigation handbook, and the RYA Sea Survival book.
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