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RYA YACHTMASTER / COASTAL SKIPPER NAVIGATION

7 days | €690

Advanced Shorebased Navigation

Quality & Fun Instruction from an Experienced Skipper

Some of the highlights of this course are the advanced Weather Forecasting, Running Fix, Using Radar for Pilotage, Advanced GPS System use & Planning Passages around Tidal Gates…for us, its about learning…not just passing an exam!

This is an intensive course covering advanced navigation techniques, meteorology & advanced forecasting & advanced GPS Navigation all of which build towards Coastal Passage Planning using the A.P.E.M. model. These topics will be examined during the Yachtmaster Practical with each student producing a 60NM Passage to be quizzed on…can’t wait!

The RYA Yachtmaster / Coastal Skipper Navigation course builds on the knowledge gained on the shorebased Day Skipper course.
We recommend revising 4 areas of the Day Skipper Navigation course if you have done it or something similar.

  • Collision Regulations – Know your Vessel Lights, Sounds & Shapes.
  • Tidal Stream Set & Drift – Have a system to work out Tidal Stream info from Diamonds & Atlas.
  • Estimated Position & Course-to-Steer – Make sure you understand the difference between the techniques.
  • Tidal Curves – Be comfortable doing Standard Port Tidal Curves.

Check out our WWS YouTube Navigation Playlist for some good “how to” vids & look at the course structure below.

What you will learn

1 Zoom Session | 12 Classroom Sessions

Week 1

Session 1 – Charts & Buoyage | Publications | Pilotage

Session 2 – Tidal Theory & Streams | Collision Regulations (IRPCS)

Session 3 – Magnetic Variation | Position Fixing

Session 4 – DR & EP | Day & Night Pilotage

Session 5 – (Online via Zoom) Meteorology & Forecasting

Week 2

Session 6 – Electronic Navigation | Advanced GPS Use

Session 7 – Radar | Safety Systems (AIS – EPIRB – Navtex)

Session 8 – Course to Steer | Safety, Stability & Seamanship

Session 9 – Tidal Heights, Tidal Curve & Secondary Ports

Week 3

Session 10 – Coastal Passage Planning – A.P.E.M. (Direct Preparation for Yachtmaster Practical)

Session 11 – Navigation Exam

Session 12 – Collision Regulations Exam (IRPCS)

Check out our REVIEWS & see what our Clients say about us!

What else will I need to bring?

You will need a Portland Plotter & Dividers

You can buy these from
1. Galway Maritime in Galway
2. Sunset Watersports in Sligo
3. Marine Parts in Dublin

You will also need – Pencils, rubber, sharpener, pens, notebook, rough work paper, calculator.

We supply your Yachtmaster Packs which contain…

RYA Training Charts & Almanac
Yachtmaster Navigation textbook
Course Questions

Yachtmaster Offshore Practical Requirements

Yachtmaster Coastal Practical Requirements

Got a question?

Call David today +353 87 141 7564

RYA Day Skipper Navigation

5 days €500

Sail Further Safer

Quality & Fun Instruction from an Experienced Skipper

Some of the highlights of this course are Meteorology, Course to Steer, Day & Night Pilotage, GPS System use & Tidal Theory…for us, its about learning to make better decisions to be a better skipper…not just passing an exam!

Who is this course for?

Anyone who wants to sail further safer, buy their own boat or take the family on a holiday to the Mediterranean

10 Sessions over 6 days (40 Hrs) | 4 Week Schedule

Essential Navigation Skills

CHARTWORK // Position Fixing . DED Reckoning . Estimated Position . Course-to-Steer

TIDAL THEORY // Tidal Curve . Tidal Atlas & Diamonds

METEOROLOGY // Low Pressure Systems . Interpreting Forecasts

COL REGS (IRPCS) // Rules of the Road

PASSAGE PLANNING // Day & Night Pilotage

What else will I need to bring?

You will need a Portland Plotter & Dividers

You can buy these from
1. Galway Maritime in Galway
2. Sunset Watersports in Sligo
3. Marine Parts in Dublin

You will also need – Pencils, rubber, sharpener, pens, notebook, rough work paper, calculator.

We supply your Day Skipper Packs which contain…

RYA Training Charts & Almanac
Day Skipper Navigation textbook
Course Questions

Buy Logbooks & Textbooks

Reeds Skippers Handbook

Logbook

Other Downloads

Skipper’s Handbook

WWS Terms & Conditions

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Got a question?

Call David today +353 87 141 7564

Recently completed the Day Skipper Theory Course in Sligo Yacht Club with David. This was a great course and catered for many different levels of sailors. It was fun and David was generous with his time and wealth of knowledge. Would highly recommend it!

Therese O'Connor - Sligo , (Day Skipper Navigation & Theory)

ISA Coastal Navigation for Small Boats

2 days €250

Navigate with Ease!

Powerboaters & Cruisers, need to know more about your local waters?
DIs NAIL your Instructor Pre-Assessment!

The 5 section ISA Coastal Navigation for Small Boats is ideal for you.

Price: €250

Navigation topics de-mystified include
Chartwork
IALA Buoyage
Tidal Theory
Basic Meteorology
Rules of the Road (IRPCS)

Time to Complete
16 hrs over 2 days (10:00 – 18:00)

We provide
Training Charts  >> Textbook  >>  Sample Questions  >>  Test Papers  >>  Tea and Coffee

You bring
Plotter and Dividers  >>  Pencil and Rubber  >>  Pen and Paper/Notebook

Venue: Sligo Yacht Club or Galway Bay Sailing Club or online via ZOOM

Got a question?

Call David today +353 87 141 7564