- Seamanship:- includes parts of the boat, types of warp, knots, chain, anchoring, tying up, preparation for sea and port or starboard tack.
- Introduction to chart work:- chart Familiarisation, points of the compass, latitude and longitude, position of an object, using a Portland type plotter, finding position on a chart.
- Tidal heights and streams:- what causes tides, terminology, tidal height calculations, using tide tables, using the tidal curve, introduction to secondary ports, tidal streams using tidal diamonds and the tidal stream atlas.
- Position fixing:-, compass variation, compass deviation, position fixing using various methods, dead reckoning and estimated position.
- Course to steer:- How to plot a course to steer taking into account tidal flow and leeway, how to maintain an accurate ground track.
- GPS:- Abbreviations and terminology, how to use a GPS, raster and vector charts and updating charts.
- Buoyage and pilotage:- Available information, identification of buoys and their lights and shapes, using forward and back bearings, using tidal graphs.
- Safety:- Safety briefs, mayday and rescue, life jackets, abandon ship, actions in fog and radar reflectors.
- Meteorology:- Weather forecasts, weather systems, global effects, local effects, highs and lows and sources of weather information.
- Passage planning:- Puts everything together to form a plan for a safe passage taking into account pilotage for entering and leaving marinas and tides, conditions and wind direction for the main passage.
- Collision regulations:- General regulations, lights, shapes, sound signals, collision avoidance, stand on and give way.
- Passage making:- Making a longer passage taking into account tidal heights, streams, port entry and exit, weather, ports of refuge, waypoints, crew management and supplies.
|Free plotter and brass dividers.
The RYA course pack containing the RYA course notes, an RYA practice almanac, two RYA practice charts, the RYA plotter simulator and the RYA question paper.
Connection to the online course.
Your enrolment last three years and your initial access last 6 months after which there is a £30 option to renew as many times as you like until your enrolment expires.
You can put your course on hold if you go through a patch where you are unable to continue.
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