The first 2 weeks of theory start from where the RYA Yachtmaster leaves off and students must be at Yachtmaster standard before attending. Several areas are examined which are not fully covered in the Yachtmaster programme, such as ARPA, chart correction, radar potting and more detailed understanding of electronic nav aids. In the practical element there is much emphasis on the set up and correct operation of these nav aids, good watch keeping procedures, radar plotting and radar navigation, practical rules of the road.
Continuous assessment throughout the course, a 2.5 hour written exam at the end of the second week and a practical assessment in the simulator during the third week.
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