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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

Plan with Confidence!

Advanced Shorebased Navigation

Quality & Fun Instruction from an Experienced Skipper

Some of the highlights of this course are the Meteorology, Course to Steer, Day & Night Pilotage, GPS System use & Tidal Theory…for us, its about learning…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…Sail Further Safer

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

Check out our Social Media for more info…

Facebook LinkedIn (Personal) Instagram YouTube

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)

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

Plan with Confidence!

Advanced Shorebased Navigation

Quality & Fun Instruction from an Experienced Skipper

Some of the highlights of this course are the Meteorology, Course to Steer, Day & Night Pilotage, GPS System use & Tidal Theory…for us, its about learning…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…Sail Further Safer

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

Check out our Social Media for more info…

Facebook LinkedIn (Personal) Instagram YouTube

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)