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Day Skipper

A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.

This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day.

A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.

In conjunction with the UK Hydrographic Office we have developed a chart plotter specifically for use on training courses, giving you a realistic insight into electronic navigation.

Use of this plotter is an integral part of our Day Skipper shore based course.

Course topics include:

The basics of radio operation

The basics of seamanship

The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage

Chart work

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, Life jackets and Life rafts.

For further information and booking details you can email training@allhallowsyachtclub.net or phone direct using the number on the  contact page