Day Skipper Theory

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to cruising navigation and seamanship for inexperienced sailors.

This course provides you with enough knowledge to feel confident sailing around familiar waters by day, and spends a little time covering lights and an introduction to night time navigation.

It can either be taken as an evening class over 20 weeks or as an intense weeks course.

Topics covered include:

  • the basics of seamanship
  • the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
  • chartwork
  • electronic charts
  • position fixing
  • plotting a course to steer
  • weather forecasting and meteorology
  • tides
  • collision regulations
  • construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
  • emergency and safety procedures including distress calls,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

The next Day Skipper course will be beginning during the Autumn term 2016 (Oct), starting on the 14th Oct.

Cost: £250 which includes all the course material, but not the plotting instruments.

To book this course select the course from the list on the right and click the “Book Now” button.

We also offer private one to one coaching for details please see: Private coaching

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