Competent Crew theory online course

The course

This course is provided by Duncan Wells of Westview Sailing. Duncan is the author of the Stress Free range of nautical book. Duncan has many years of experience delivering RYA courses and we consider his course to be the best available. Follow this link to his Day Skipper Course page to learn more and to book online.Click Here You will receive RYA Certification on satisfactory completion of the course.

A Learning Style To Help You Remember
“Above All Shore Based Navigation Theory Should Be Fun And I Hope That Is What I Manage To Convey.”

I have always believed that one of the best ways of retaining knowledge is through quizzes and so we have multi choice answer quizzes as we go, with fun answers alongside the correct answers and devices that help us to remember. You will never be overcome with a fit of the vapours at the thought of Secondary Ports – as many are – as I talk you through them step by step and we do our time and height interpolation on our ‘Crocodile’ diagram. And of course, the lessons being videos you can watch them time and time again. Check out the Free Preview module where you I take you through some of the lessons and you can get a feel for the thing.

The course will cover:  the basics of seamanship; the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage; chart work; 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.

You will be provided with everything you need to successfully complete the course.

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