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
Day Skipper theory

Cost: £245+ £46 for RYA Pack (most students pay in 2/3 stage payments)

This is  a comprehensive introduction to the things that both power and sail cruising people need to know. It is relevant to the experienced and inexperienced.

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 (including lights and day shapes displayed by craft)
  • construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat 
  • emergency and safety procedures including distress calls,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts
The course helps to provide an excellent knowledge base before attending a practical Day Skipper course.

Yachtmaster
Dates are available on request and course places are offered on successful completion of a Day Skipper Course.