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RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Shorebased

 

5 Days: Call us for a price, or submit an enquiry and we will get back to you.

2 Weekends: Call us for a price, or submit an enquiry and we will get back to you.

Evening class: £265.00

10 Day (Theory & Practical Combined): Call us for a price, or submit an enquiry and we will get back to you.

Correspondence Course : £365.00

This is an advanced course that follows on from the RYA Day Skipper Theory. This course will develop further knowledge and skills on navigation, pilotage, collision regulations and meteorology.

It is for sailors and motor boaters who are looking at embarking on difficult passages, for example, offshore and/or at night. This course is also a must for anyone wishing to take a RYA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Offshore pracitcal exam.

 

Suggested Previous Experience

Navigation to Day Skipper shorebased standard with experience of coastal yachting or motor cruising.

It would assist you if revision to Day Skipper shorebased standard was done prior to taking this course.

 

Course Content

  • A comfortable spacious waterside classroom
  • RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore shorebased theory notes
  • Pracitce Almanac
  • Practice Charts

 

 

 

Course Options

  • Five day classroom course at East Anglian Sea School

A non-residential course available over five days commencing Monday at 0930 hrs and ending approximately 1700 Friday.

  • Two weekends classroom course at East Anglian Sea School

A non-residential course available over two weekends.

- 3 day weekend: commencing Saturday at 0930h and ending approximately 1700h Monday

- 2 day weekend: commencing Saturday at 0930h and ending approximately 1700h Sunday.

  • Correspondence course

Work through the syllabus anywhere in the world at your own pace with distance learning.

  • Combined (sail only)

A 10 day Coastal Skipper shorebased and practical course. The first 5 days are spent learning the theory in the classroom (non-residential) followed by the remaining 5 days on board (residential) putting into practice what was learnt ashore whilst it is still fresh in your mind.

 

  • Evening Classes

Starting October each year - 10 weeks before Christmas and 10 weeks after. The Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster evening class takes place on a Thursday from 7:30 - 9:30pm..

 

We have our own self contained studio available 'The Sail Loft' which is walking distance from the Marina or we can recommend a local B&B or hotel. Please ask when booking.

 

Award

RYA/MCA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Certificate.

 

 

DATES

5 Day


2 Weekends


Evening Class

05 October '17Places

 

RYA Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Syllabus

Position

  • Dead reckoning and estimated position
  • Satellite-derived position
  • Use of waypoints to fix position
  • Radar fixes
  • Techniques of visual fixing
  • Fixes using a mixture of position lines
  • Relative accuracy of different methods of position fixing
  • Areas of uncertainty

The magnetic compass

  • Allowance for variation
  • Changes of variation with time and position
  • Causes of deviation
  • Swing for deviation (but not correction)
  • Allowance for deviation
  • Different types of compass

Tides

  • Causes of tides - Springs and Neaps
  • Tide tables - sources
  • Tidal levels and datum
  • Standard and secondary ports
  • Tidal anomalies (Solent etc)

Tidal streams

  • Sources of tidal information
  • Tidal stream information in sailing directions and Yachtsman's Almanacs
  • Allowance for tidal streams in computing a course to steer
  • Tide rips, overfalls and races
  • Tidal observation buoys, beacons etc

Buoyage

  • IALA system buoyage in region A
  • Limitations of buoys as navigational aids

Lights

  • Characteristics
  • Ranges - visual, luminous and nominal
  • Rising and dipping distances
  • Light lists

Pilotage

  • Harbour regulations and control signals
  • Methods of pre-planning
  • Clearing lines
  • Use of soundings
  • Transits and leading lines

GPS and chartplotters

  • Principles of operation and limitations of use
  • Raster and vector charts
  • Datum
  • Importance of confirmation of position by an independent source and keeping a separate record of position
  • Importance of paper charts
  • Echo sounders
  • Principles of operation and limitations of use

Echo sounders

  • Principles of operation and limitations of use

Logs (speed and distance measuring)

  • Principles of operation and limitations of use

Deck log

  • Importance of log as yacht's official document
  • Layout of log, hourly and occasional entries

Meteorology

  • Basic terms, the Beaufort scale
  • Air masses
  • Cloud types
  • Weather patterns associated with pressure and frontal systems
  • Sources of weather forecasts
  • Ability to interpret a shipping forecast, weatherfax and weather satellite information
  • Land and sea breezes
  • Sea fog
  • Use of a barometer as a forecasting aid

Rule of the Road

  • A sound knowledge of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, except annexes 1 & 3

Safety at sea

  • Personal safety, use of lifejackets, safety harnesses and lifelines
  • Fire prevention and fire fighting
  • Distress signals
  • Coastguard and boat safety scheme
  • Preparation for heavy weather
  • Liferafts and helicopter rescue
  • Understanding of capabilities of vessel and basic knowledge of stability

Navigation in restricted visibility

  • Precautions to be taken in fog
  • Limitations to safe navigation imposed by fog
  • Navigation strategy in poor visibility.

Passage planning

  • Preparation of charts and notebook for route planning and making and use at sea
  • Customs regulations as they apply to yachts
  • Routine for navigating in coastal waters
  • Strategy for course laying
  • Use of waypoints and routes
  • Use of weather forecast information for passage planning strategy
  • Sources of local and national regulations

Marine environment

  • Responsibility to minimise pollution and protect the marine environment.



East Anglian Sea School Ltd.
Tel: 01473 659992    Email: sales@eastanglianseaschool.com