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RYA Day Skipper

(SCQF level 7)

Nautical Studies & Marine Engineering, Faculty of Nautical

Mode of Study

Evening

Start Date

9th Jan 2018, 10 weeks

9th Jan 2018, 10 weeks

Day(s):

Tuesday

Time:

18:00 - 21:00

Location

Riverside Campus

Cost

£ 350

Overview

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced yacht and motor cruiser skippers. It will equip you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.

In conjunction with the UK Hydrographic Office the RYA have developed a chart plotter specifically for use on training courses, giving you a realistic insight into electronic navigation. Use of this plotter is an integral part of this Day Skipper shorebased course.

To book a place on this course please contact marine@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

Some practical experience is desirable. It is recommended that you should have completed the RYA ‘Essential Navigation and Seamanship’ course. Ideally participants should be at least 16 years of age but there is no formal age restriction.

What you study

Subjects studied will include:-

  • The basics of seamanship.
  • The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage.
  • Chartwork.
  • 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, lifejackets and liferafts.

After the course

Careers

You can progress to higher level RYA certification.

 

  • Mode of Study:
    Evening
  • Start Date:
    9th Jan 2018, 10 weeks
  • Day(s):
    Tuesday
    Time:
    18:00 - 21:00
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 350