Navigation Courses

The Course Fee is £250.00
which includes All RYA Course Materials and Examination Fees.
Day Skipper
Tuesday Nights
October 9th 2018 – April 9th 2019
Course details: 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.
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.
There are two exam papers.
Yacht Master Offshore
Wednesday Nights
October 10th 2017 – April 10th 2019
Course details:  Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course.  This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.
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.
There are three exam papers.
Yacht Master Ocean
Monday Nights
October 8th 2018 – April 8th 2019
Course details: Unravel the mysteries of astro navigation, using a sextant, ocean passage making, worldwide meteorology and electronic navigation aids.
Course topics include:  the earth and the celestial sphere, practical guide to use and care of sextant at sea, meridian altitudes, sun, star and other sights, ocean passage planning. There is one exam paper.
Application Forms are available on request from the office
or download here Application Form
All forms and payment to be handed in to the RTYC Office. Thank you.
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