This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. It will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.
You will learn:
• position fixing
• course shaping and plotting
• tidal knowledge
• use of almanacs and admiralty publications
• electronic position finding equipment
• taking and interpreting forecasts
• plotting weather systems
• weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
• collision regulations
• customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad.
For MCA OOW, Chief Mate and Master Certificates it is a requirement that this theory course is successfully completed as part of the training.
We provide this yacht training course in Antibes & Fort Lauderdale.
3 exam papers over the duration of the course
Navigational knowledge of Day Skipper standard, Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) Online test (for commercial endorsement), 2500 sea miles (at least half in tidal miles and half in vessels between 7mLWL-24m LOA sub 80GT and all below 500GT), 50 days at sea, 5 passages over 60nm in vessels between 7m LWL-24m LOA and sub 80GT - including: 2 overnight passages and 2 as skipper, Personal Survival Techniques (for commercial endorsement)