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Day Skipper Theory

Length- 5 Days     

Cost- £360 Classroom 

£295 Online 

 Price includes all necessary publications   

Max Instructor Ratio- 1:6

 

A comprehensive introduction to cruising 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 cruising. The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers.

 

Course topics 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.

 

This can be taken as a 5 day course, over 3 weekends or online. We can also offer Evening Classes on occasions.

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