Pre course experience
Assumed knowledge
Navigation to Day Skipper Shorebased standard
Minimum age
Course Duration
The course takes approximately 40 hours to complete with an assessment of 2 parts
(2 hours) taken in one sitting.
Course Content
The earth and the celestial sphere, The PZX triangle, The sextant, Measurement of time, Meridian altitudes, Sun, stars and other sights, Compass checking, Satellite Navigation Systems, Great circle sailing, Meteorology, Passage planning, Passage making, Communications
Theory Pack Contents
RYA Training charts, RYA Exercises booklet, RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased notes booklet, RYA Training Almanac, A plotter and dividers set may be purchased separately.
After course ability
Background knowledge to skipper a yacht on coastal passages both day and night.