RYA Coastal Yachtmaster theory

BOOK On LINE or give us a call on 01752 213121

RYA Coastal Yachtmaster theory shorebased weekend course

Plymouth with Start Point Sailing. Price  £410

Format:  6 days or 3 weekends

This is the NEW Yachtmaster Coastal  course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.  It allows some time for revision at Day Skipper level continuing onto advanced navigation techniques and exercises on the interactive chart plotter.   The extension allows for the extra passage making exercises which includes an element of student planning time.

Prices include course books, charts and course packs (as required), hire of Portland plotters.  Purchase portland plotter and divider sets for £28.

 

 

 

This course is also available on-line, 3 weekends or 6 days. .   Prices include course books, charts and course packs (as required), hire of Portland plotters.

Course topics include:

  • Position fixing
  • Course shaping and plotting
  • Tidal knowledge
  • Use of almanacs and admiralty publications
  • Electronic position finding equipment
  • Taking and interpreting forecasts
  • Plotting weather systems
  • Weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
  • Collision regulations
  • Customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad

Prerequisite of taking this course: All students should be able to work up an estimated position taking into account tidal offset and drift and leeway, and be able to calculate a course to steer prior to the course.

The Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Shore based has 3 assessment papers, a navigational paper, IRS and weather. This is the advanced course in navigation and meteorology.

Some revision of the Day Skipper course will take place during the YM course but students should have previously acquired the knowledge set out in the Day Skipper course in order to assimilate all the subject covered in this advanced course in the available time.

 

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BOOK On LINE or give us a call on 01752 213121

RYA Coastal Yachtmaster theory shorebased weekend course

Plymouth with Start Point Sailing. Price  £410

Format:  3 weekends.

This is the NEW Yachtmaster Coastal  course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.  It allows some time for revision at Day Skipper level continuing onto advanced navigation techniques and exercises on the interactive chart plotter.   The extension allows for the extra passage making exercises which includes an element of student planning time.

Prices include course books, charts and course packs (as required), hire of Portland plotters.  Purchase portland plotter and divider sets for £28.

Course topics include:

Chart projections, symbols, corrections and datum
Latitude and longitude, position fixing, position lines
Direction, compass variation and deviation.
IRPCS Tide causes, springs and neaps, tide tables
Tidal heights, standard & secondary ports, high and low water curves
Tidal streams, diamonds, atlas, computation of rates
Navigation: DR, EP, leeway, CTS, ETA, ETD and ETE
Pilotage: IALA buoyage, leading and clearing lines, lighthouses, sectored lights, dipping distances
Meteorology: weather forecasting, highs and lows, passage of a frontal depression, synoptic charts, fog, sea breeze and local effects
Safety equipment and procedures
Stability
GPS and chart plotters
Passage planning and the role of the skipper

Prerequisite of taking this course: All students should be able to work up an estimated position taking into account tidal offset and drift and leeway, and be able to calculate a course to steer prior to the course.

The Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Shore based has 3 assessment papers, a navigational paper, IRPCS and weather. This is the advanced course in navigation and meteorology.