Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course.
The course is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills. As with the Day Skipper shorebased course, the RYA’s specially designed chart plotter software will be used during the course to give you a realistic taste of modern electronic navigation. The instructor to student ratio is a maximum of 1 to 6.
Course topics include:
- position fixing
- course shaping and plotting
- tidal knowledge
- use of almanacs and admiralty publications
- electronic position finding equipment
- taking and interpreting forecasts
- plotting weather systems
- weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
- collision regulations
- customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad
Yachtmaster Theory Online
An alternative way to do this course is online through navathome.com. This will suit Sailors who live far from Tramore or need to complete this course at thier own convenience The course is delivered by Navathome, a RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online courses, who will monitor your progress and will answer your questions and queries throughout the course. It is a fantastic course with incredible slide shows and step by step interactive aids to help you progress through the course.
Work as fast or as slow as you like and save your work as you go. The course is very interactive with an online tutorial on each topic and the course is broken down into 12 complete modules with questions at the end of each module.
Navathome will monitor your progress and will answer your questions and queries throughout the course, they are qualified instructors and happy to help!
The course costs €395 and includes your plotter dividers and chart pack which are posted out to you. Please email us to book your place and get started.