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Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course

This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and off shore passages. It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques.

Course topics include ³ position fi xing ³ course shaping and plotting ³ tidal knowledge ³ use of almanacs and admiralty publications

RYA Navigation Handbook


For Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster® Off shore

³ electronic position fi nding equipment ³ taking and interpreting forecasts ³ plotting weather systems ³ weather predictions using a barometer and by observation

³ collision regulations ³ customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad

This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster® Off shore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills. As with the Day Skipper shorebased

course, the RYA’s specially designed chart plotter software will be used during the course to give you a realistic taste of modern electronic navigation. Students in the southern hemisphere can take advantage of the southern hemisphere version of our training materials, ensuring that your course is relevant to you. The course is taught over 40 hours with

three exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning.

RYA Navigation Exercises

RYA Weather Handbook

RYA Sail Cruising Logbook

RYA Motor Cruising Logbook

RYA Tom Cunliff e’s Manual of Seamanship


Navigation and Specialist Short Courses 2011/2012

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