Day Skipper Shorebased - A 45 hour course covering Coastal Navigation, Seamanship and Meteorology. It is recommended that you complete the shorebased component before completing the Day Skipper Practical. The course is divided into 2 modules that can be completed in any order but must be finished by September. (RYA Course Packs are updated on Sept 1st each year)
Previous Experience Required - None essential but a minimum of RYA Start Yachting practical recommended. Ability After Course – Background theoretical knowledge to skipper a small vessel in familiar waters by day.
This theoretical course is designed for beginner and intermediate level sailors. It is a comprehensive introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship. You will find this course invaluable if you want to learn how to navigate a coastline or make decisions on board. It is strongly recommended that you have completed this course prior to commencing the Day Skipper Practical Course.
Course Duration - 45 hours of classroom tuition which can be done in one of the following ways:
- Evening classes - Module 1: 6 weeks & Module 2 : 9 weeks at 3 hours a week
- Weekend classes – Module 1 : 2 weeks & Module 2: 3 weeks at 9 hours a week (one full day each weekend)
- 5 Day Intensive – 5 consecutive days
- Day skipper practical course notes
- Day skipper handbook
- RYA practice charts
- Sample exercises
- Practice Navigation Tables
- Chart Plotter Simulator
- Navigation equipment
- Course completion certificate
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A family owned business in operation since 1983. Two of the owners, Peter and Deborah Franki, are both qualified as Yachtmasters and have been sailing all of their lives. All M14330 skippers are certified captains with the Australian government. In 2001 M14330 won the NSW and Australian Tourism Award for Business...
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