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RYA Day Skipper Shorebased
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The RYA Day Skipper shorebased course will give you a comprehensive knowledge of seamanship, navigation and meteorology. By the end of this course you should be competent enough to safely navigate around familiar waters by day. It is suitable for all disciplines be it sail, power or motor.
Our evening classes start in the Autumn and are great for those who live within easy travelling distance of our school in Ipswich, Suffolk and want to fit learning into current lifestyles and around work and family commitments.
Suggested Previous Experience
No experience is needed, however some practical yachting or motor cruising understanding is desirable.
The course covers the basics of inshore and coastal navigation and pilotage. Including position fixing, plotting a course to steer, knowledge of tides, weather forecasting, collision regulations, lights and buoyage, safety at sea and electronic navigation.
You will need a plotter and pair of dividers for the navigational exercises, please bring your own along. If you do not have your own set they are available to buy from us at your first session.
RYA Day Skipper Shorebased certificate.
Day Skipper Shorebased Course Syllabus
International regulations for preventing collisions at sea:
Tides and tidal streams:
Visual aids to navigation:
Navigation in restricted visibility:
Marine environment :