This theory based course is a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers. This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day.
Course topics include; 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. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising. The course is taught over 40 hours with formalised exam papers as assessment.
|Code||Location||Dates||Day||Times||Weeks||19+ Fee |
|RC9DSK1S||Kingswear||01/08/2019 - 31/07/2020||TUE||18:00:00:0 - 21:00:00:0||14||£450.00 FC||Apply Now|
|FC||Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.|
|T2||Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.|
|T3||Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.|
|19+||Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.|
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