YachtMaster Shorebased Theory Course
advanced course in navigation.
Yachtmaster is appropriate for students who have already
completed the DaySkipper course or who have a background of sailing, motor
cruising, or offshore racing. The knowledge gained through this course is
essential in order in order to sail cruise safely, day and night, and to pass the
sea based RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore examinations.
Novices will struggle and you must be prepared for homework assignments.
Course content includes Compass and chart navigation; GPS and Plotter navigation
(the package includes the RYA plotting software simulator); Tide vectors and heights
including secondary ports and across time zones; Buoyage; Lights; Collision
regulations (the seagoing code in some depth); Safety and rescue at sea; Pilotage; Passage planning;
A wide syllabus, with tough questions, which benefits from involvement with others and a relaxed pace.
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Next winter course starts Wednesday 4th October 2017.
Our figure of eight around Isla and Jura, distilleries included.
Yachtmaster comprises 22 evenings of 2 hours over the autumn and winter
months completed as you plan your trips for the following year.
Course teaching is supported using RYA document and access to online
simulations and slide shows.