Beginning on Thurs evening Oct 24th 2024 for 16 weekly classes live on Zoom from your own home, The RYA Yachtmaster navigation distance learning course is advanced and covers both Northern and Southern hemispheres. You must have completed the Day Skipper shorebased or submit proof of experience of navigation at sea.
Eddie English and the SailCork team will deliver the RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Navigation course in a blended format. The syllabus will be taught online using a mix of videos, presentations and interactive tutorials on Zoom. We will use Google Classroom to deliver and monitor course material. You must set up a Gmail address for this. This is an distance learning course with great customer care !
Suits : Skippers and boat owners with plenty of experience in navigation at sea, those working commercially in boating , Instructors in the marine field, anyone studying or working in the nautical area.
Course director Eddie English is an ISA/RYA Yachtmaster Examiner. Eddie’s reputation is recognised worldwide having sailed in Europe, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the USA, Australia and the Pacific. Edddie is supported by Yachtmaster Instructor and Senior Powerboat Instructor,Peter Scallan .
Admin and office support from Jo English .
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased
550.00. Pack of books and equipment €130
Length of Course
14 evening classes 19:30-22:15 + 2 classes face to face -a full day in Dec at the RCYC Crosshaven. Classes will be recorded so don't worry if you miss one.
This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques. The course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.
Attend from your own home weekly by using Zoom and Google classroom with the SailCork Tutors led by Eddie English live throughout the duration of the class.
RYA pack containing exercise book, course notes book and practice charts.
What to bring
A4 Notebook + folder, pens, highlighter, 2B pencils, eraser, sharpener. The RYA pack and set of books and equipment will be posted on confirmation of booking, cost €130 plus postage. A laptop or desktop computer (Windows, Apple or Chromebook), with a broadband connection suitable for Zoom sessions. You will need to install the Zoom app on your computer with audio and video facilities. Note that using a tablet or phone will not meet the requirements of the course due to limitations of screen size.
Definiation of Position, Course and Speed; Navigational Drawing Instruments; Navigational Charts and Publications; Dead Reckoning and Estimated Position; The Position Line; The Magnetic Compass; Position Fixing; Basic Coastal Navigation; Tides; Tidal Steams; Buoyage; Lights; Pilotage; Echo Sounders and Lead Lines; Electronic Aids to Navigation; Meteorology; Anchoring; International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea; Safety Afloat; Navigation in Restricted Visibility; Passage Planning and Making.
Have completed the RYA Day skipper course or have equivalent level of navigation and a pre course test is submitted.
Pre Course Advice
Refresh by reading up on Day skipper navigation. Allow 5 hours study and time to complete exercises in advance of the course.