What is special about this course?
The syllabus prepares you for skippering and navigation around familiar waters by day
Some practical experience desirable.
The syllabus prepares you for skippering and navigation around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included - in case you arrive back late. Includes: Basic Nautical knowledge, Basic Navigation: Position and Direction, Charts and Publications: Simple Plotting, Deck Seamanship, Tides and Tidal Streams, Rigs and Rigging (DSS), Marine Engines and Installations (DSM), Buoys, Beacons, Lights and Pilotage, Understanding the Weather, Passage Planning, Sea safety and cruising practices...
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
Subject to sufficient class number this is delivered as a taught class usually over a number of evenings or weekend sessions.
How long will my course last?
This is a 40 hour course.
Where can I study my course?
- Argyll College UHI
- Local Centres
Please contact your local centre for more details on the course start date.
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Progression - RYA Coastal Skipper/Yacht Master Offshore
Is there more information available online?
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