Patience pays dividends for Day Skipper trio

13th October 2017

Patience and concentration has paid off for three individuals who sat an RYA Day Skipper theory course at Turn to Starboard.

Ross, Clive and Jonny passed the coveted qualification following a 40 hour course with two exam papers. The course equips sailors with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce participants to night cruising.

The course can be covered as a series of short sessions, or as an intensive week-long course.

Course topics include:

    • the basics of seamanship
    • the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
    • chartwork
    • electronic charts
    • position fixing
    • plotting a course to steer
    • weather forecasting and meteorology
    • tides
    • collision regulations
    • construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
    • emergency and safety procedures including distress calls,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

Contact Paul Miller on 01326 314262 for more information on courses.

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