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A more advanced course in navigation and meteorology, suitable for members who have already completed the Day Skipper shorebased course, or who have a background of cruising or offshore racing experience.
We recommend that you complete this course before taking the Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Coastal Practical Course.
The course is run 7 days over 4 weekends.
0830 – 1700 Saturday and Sunday,
0830 – 1700 Monday to Friday plus 1 weekend 0830 – 1700 Saturday and Sunday,
The course is held at Imber Court, East Molesey or The Broadway Base, Hamble.
• Position fixing
• Course shaping and plotting
• Tidal knowledge
• Use of almanacs and admiralty publications
• Electronic position finding equipment
• Taking and interpreting forecasts
• Plotting weather systems
• Weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
• Collision regulations
• Customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad
All study course materials, including the theory course notes.
SRC / VHF Radio
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Course Duration: 7 days over 4 Weekends or 5 days plus on weekend (You must attend all the dates to complete the course)
Previous Experience Required: Knowledge of navigation to RYA Day Skipper theory level and practical sailing or motorboat experience.
As a minimum you must be able to work up a course to steer and an EP
Ability After Course: A knowledge of advanced coastal and offshore navigation course covering pilotage, meteorology, stability, Collision Regulations and electronic navigation aids such as GPS and chart plotters.
Number of members: 4 – 10
Having a medical condition need not necessarily prevent you from taking a full part in the course but the Club Principal must be aware of any potential problems.
If you are in any doubt about your fitness to take part in a course, speak to us on the clubline prior to your course.
By completing the course booking form you make the following declarations and undertakings:-
I hereby declare that I have recorded below details of any medical condition which may affect my fitness to participate in the course and in particular I have included details where I suffer from asthma/bronchitis, angina or heart condition, fits, fainting or blackouts, severe headaches, diabetes, travel sickness, allergies to medication or other allergies.
I undertake to inform the Metropolitan Police Sailing Club Ltd and the course instructor of any relevant medical condition which may become apparent between now and the start of the course, and of any medication I am taking.
I have included below details of any dietary requirements and any allergies, including allergies to food and medication.