RYA Yacht Master Theory

11th October  2017

19.00 - 21.00

This 22 evening course which starts in October and is intended for those with some practical experience of cruising. It is a more advanced study of navigation & meteorology which is designed to be interesting, enjoyable and achievable.

Your instructor will coach you through the more complex elements of calculating tidal heights, making offshore passages, piloting a yacht safely and understanding and using the weather to best advantage.

Course topics include:

  • 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

It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques. 

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