A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.
- 40 hour classroom course
- includes RYA Course Pack
- Course fee £325 inc VAT
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 cruising.
We are continually updating our courses to take into account developments in technology and the electronic navigation aids now available on most cruising boats.
The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or over 3 consecutive weekends.
Course topics include:
- the basics of seamanship
- the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
- electronic charts
- position fixing
- plotting a course to steer
- weather forecasting and meteorology
- collision regulations
- construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
- emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and life-rafts
40 hour classroom course
Prior boating experience not essential but may be beneficial.
Course fee £325 inc VAT (includes RYA Course Pack)
Upcoming Course Dates;
AUTUMN / WINTER 2019/20 COURSE DATES
NOVEMBER 11TH – 15TH (MON – FRI 5 DAYS) – IMPORTANT – PLEASE CALL FOR LATEST INFORMATION ON OUR COURSE – 01772 733595 (ask for SUE)
NOVEMBER 16TH/17TH (SAT / SUN 3 CONSECUTIVE WEEKENDS)
JANUARY 11TH / 12TH, (SAT/SUN 3 CONSECUTIVE WEEKENDS)
MARCH 2ND – 6TH (MON – FRI 5 DAYS)
YOU WILL NEED A PLOTTER AND DIVIDER, AVAILABLE FROM OUR CHANDLERY WITH A 10% DISCOUNT.