Day Skipper Shorebased Theory Course
entry course to basic seamanship.
Dayskipper provides the navigation skills necessary to manage cruising yachts and motor cruisers that you charter, or own. The course is set to a level and pace appropriate for beginners and people with little experience yet all the topics mentioned below are dealt with
to enable a good understanding.
The course is fun with a wide syllabus which is similar to the Yachtmaster course syllabus. As such Dayskipper is also suitable for experienced sailors and where applicable the more rigorous requirements of the Yachtmaster subject matter will be individually addressed, for example the specific calculation of secondary port tide heights.
Click 'contact' above (or phone/message 07771 652123) for ongoing course information.
Course content includes Compass and chart navigation; GPS and Plotter navigation (the package includes a plotting software simulator); Tide flows and heights; Anchoring and mooring principles; Buoyage; Lights; Rules of the road (the seagoing code); Safety and rescue at
sea; Pilotage (getting out and in); Passage planning; Weather.
A wide syllabus which benefits from involvement with others and at a relaxed pace.
Croatia trip passage planning.
Dayskipper comprises 20 evenings of 2 hours over the autumn and winter months as you plan your trips for next year.
BLOG > Click the boat to link to the 'stern-to mooring blog' applicable to harbours in the Med, and then if you like to all our blogs with past trips and photos.