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Day Skipper Theory (24 wks)

A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.

This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.

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
  • Construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
  • Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

This course has been updated to provide you with a knowledge of the standard technology of most cruising vessels.

The course is over 24 weeks with two exam papers.

For further information please ask at the club e-mail us at

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