Who is this for?
Those needing a solid basic understanding of navigation and safety awareness for dinghy and yacht cruising and operating powerboats in estuaries and coastal areas.
This course builds on the introduction to pilotage taught on RYA Youth Sailing and National Sailing Schemes and Powerboat Level 2 courses. This informative course covers a wide range of topics including charts and publications, safety, engine checks, buoyage, tidal awareness, visual and electronic navigation, pilotage, rules of the road, anchoring, weather forecasts and passage planning. By the end of the course you will have a sound understanding of essential navigation and safety to use on and around the Exe Estuary and similar areas.
2 days or an equivalent number of sessions
Suggested next steps
RYA First Aid
RYA/MCA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC)
RYA Day Skipper Theory