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6 January 2018 : Day Skipper Theory Course

The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers. It will be conducted over 6 days (3 weekends).

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 life rafts

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The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning.
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 life rafts

Last updated 3:57pm on 13 November 2017

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