RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course – Starts in January at Southport College


Course Aims: The course is suitable for anyone new to boating or any waterborne activity, including powerboaters, sea anglers, divers, boatmasters, experienced dinghy/keelboat sailors and inshore racers.   Course Content: Nautical terms, rope work, anchor work, chart work, tides, meteorology, safety, collision regulations, visual aids to navigation, passage planning, pilotage.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

Interpret charts and nautical publications Identify health and safety issues relevant to the subject Establish a vessel’s position using visual obsevation and electronic navigation Determine the height of tide and the direction-rate of tidal stream Source and interpret the local weather forecast Interpret and explain basic collision avoidance rules Recognise buoyage and explain the theory of anchoring Use all the above to plan passages   Entry Requirements:   There are no formal entry requirements, other than an interest in the subject.

Progression: RYA Day Skipper   Awarding Body: RYA   Exam: You will be assessed by way of assignments Qualification: RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Certificate

level 1   Duration: 10 weeks for 2 hours per week   Please Note: Courses are offered subject to viability of group size as defined by Southport College. The information in this leaflet is accurate at the date of printing only. Please refer to Southport College for confirmation.

Contacts: For more information please contact the College directly on 01704 392623.

Starts: Thursday 24th January 2013   Time: 19:00 – 21:00   Venue: Southport College, Mornington Rd Southport PR9 0TT   Call Paul Harrison course tutor for further information on 07704 143747


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