Our Day Skipper Shorebased (Classroom) course is run over six whole "week-end" days, with each teaching day separated from the next by 13 or 14 days, so that we teach you, in each of the first five days, sufficient for you to tackle at least one-fifth of the Coursework Modules, as homework, and gives you plenty of time to complete that before our next session.
A day runs from 0900 to about 1700, with a lunch break. Some sessions on Saturdays and some on Sundays, we use all sorts of techniques from slide show presentations to "hands-on" working with the training charts and other equipment used for navigating sailing or motor yachts.
Subjects include reading charts, calculating tides, weather, safety, pilotage, passage planning, buoyage, language and the collision regulations.
RYA recommend that you have completed a Competent Crew Course or have been on board a yacht for at least five days, have covered at least 100 nautical miles and may have experienced entering or leaving a harbour at night. You should know the eight knots in the Comp Crew Syllabus (or learn them!) and know the names of different parts of a boat. You should have an ambition to become the skipper of a yacht, in waters that you know, by day light.
Commences with session 1 on Sunday 27th October 2019
Finishes with session 6 in early January 2020
actual dates for all sessions to be confirmed very soon (as at 6th October)