CONGRATULATIONS to our 3 newly qualified RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased students Helena, Rob and Ben. After a long 6 days over 3 weeks they all successfully passed their Chartwork, Meteorology and IRPCS exams to the required standard.
The RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory course is an advanced course and is aimed at sailors and motor boaters who are looking to undertake more complex passages perhaps offshore or at night. This course is a must for those looking to work towards taking the RYA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams.
It is an intensive course covering advanced navigation techniques including – position fixing, course shaping and plotting, tidal knowledge including secondary port calculations, navigation in restricted visibility, Admiralty publications and electronic position finding equipment. The meteorology tuition includes the taking and interpretation of forecasts, plotting of weather systems and weather prediction. Students are shown how to use this information when planning and executing passage plans. The International Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea are dealt with in detail and students also learn more about yacht stability and safety offshore.
The course culminated in the students putting their new found skills to work planning a passage from the busy port of Dun Laoghaire, Dublin to Carlingford Lough including the tough pilotage up to Carlingford Marina. If you are interested in attending this course then click here for more details.