Theory

  • Safety briefing
  • Electronic Aids to Navigation
  • Constructing Passage/ Pilotage Plans
  • Buoyage
  • Weather
  • Chartwork
  • Secondary Ports
  • Tides
  • Interpolation
  • Collision regulations

Yachtmaster Preparation:

Cost: £575 or 650 euros per person
Duration: 5 day or group of 2 days and 3 days

Note: The aim will be to provide the student with thorough training in the following areas as preparation for the final exam. Students are strongly advised to seek advice as to whether there current skill level is adequate to attend this course and attempt the exam.



Day Skipper theory class starting Saturday 8th December and running for 4 more Saturdays 15th, 29th Dec, 5th and 19th January. Dates can be moved if not convenient.....hugh@waverides.com 00353 83 820 1664/ 0044 7894076574

Choose any block of 5 days or combination of 3 and 2 days from the Calendar. An additional day will be needed for the exam:


  • ​​​Restricted Visibility
  • Towing
  • Angle of Vanishing Stability
  • Grab Bag contents
  • Heavy weather handling
  • Helicopter rescue
  • Knots 
  • Hypothermia
  • ​Managing stress

Practical

  • Taking charge
  • Night and day pilotage
  • Boat handling in confined spaces
  • Moving off and coming alongside
  • Sailing on all points
  • Sail Trim
  • Sailing onto and off buoys and pontoons
  • Reefing
  • MOB
  • Anchoring
  • Mooring