This is an intensive course covering advanced coastal navigation techniques including – position fixing, course shaping and plotting, tidal knowledge and use of charts and other navigational publications and the correct, safe use of the GPS.
The meteorology tuition includes the taking and interpretation of forecasts, plotting of weather systems and weather prediction using barometers and by observation. Students are shown how to use this information when planning and executing passage plans. Other subjects covered in detail include – safety, yacht construction and maintenance and the collision regulations.
At the end of the course students are examined on all subjects covered in the course and those who are successful are issued with a course completion certificate.
Knowledge to Day Skipper standard
40-60 Hours home study or 40 hours in classroom
RYA Coastal Skipper Theory certificate
Massive thank you to Jamie and all the staff and other instructors at Southern Cross Yachting! 10/10 experience from booking to sailing to instruction to food whilst onboard.
Absolutely one of the best things I’ve ever done and now I’m addicted to sailing!
A great place to learn all things about sailing, experienced Captains who are only to happy to answer any and all questions, a great experience,
Well organized with a wonderful team and instructors. Completed my Comp Crew and looking forward to doing the Day skipper next.
We were lucky enough to spend a day with Jamie on Moreton bay and can’t speak highly enough about it. Three of us with varied previous experience of sailing joined with a father and son to share in a day of learning the ropes. The day was tailored to our varied needs and at all times we were able to ask questions and glean experience from Jamie’s wealth of knowledge. We would highly recommend signing up for a course if you’re interested in getting back on the water after a hiatus. Thanks so much guys! It was a priceless day!