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Day Skipper Coursework

Day Skipper (Week 1) includes:

Introduction :
Latitude, longitude. Navigational terms. True bearings and courses. Charts. Navigational publications. Chart corrections. Use of plotters and dividers Download icon
Visual aids to navigation :
Systems of Buoyage. Lighthouses, beacons and light characteristics.

Day Skipper (Week 2) includes:

Compass :
Application of variation. Compass Check. Swinging the Compass. Use of the hand bearing compass. Deviation Download icon
Position Fixing :
Sources of position lines. Potential accuracy of fixing methods. 3 point fix.
Tides Part 1 :
Tidal definitions levels and datum. Use of tide tables. Calculating heights at standard ports. Use of the tidal curve.

Day Skipper (Week 3) includes:

Tidal Streams :
Use of tidal stream atlases and diamonds for chartwork. Download icon
Chartwork 1 :
Dead Reckoning and Estimated Position
Collision Regulations 1 :
Steering and Sailing Rules. Day Shapes.

Day Skipper (Week 4) includes:

Chartwork 2 :
Calculating Course to Steer (CTS) Download icon
Meteorology 1 :
Sea State, Wind, Clouds, Basic Weather Systems
Collision Regulations 2 :
Lights, Sounds

Day Skipper (Week 5) includes:

Meteorology 2 :
Forecasts, Fog, Fog Navigation Download icon
Use of Waypoints and GPS Functions
Anchoring :
Types of Anchor, Where to anchor, tripping lines.

Day Skipper (Week 6) includes:

Electronic Charts :
Use of electronic charts inc CTS Download icon
Secondary Ports :
Calculating time and height of tide by interpolation
Ropework :
Properties of Synthetic Rope. Knots

Day Skipper (Week 7) includes:

Pilotage :
Buoyage, bearings, transits, leading lines, clearing lines Download icon
Passage Planning :
Legal requirements, sources of information, constraints

Yachtmaster Coursework

Yachtmaster (Week 1) includes:

Chartwork Revision :
Datum, Position, Course, Distance, Buoyage Download icon
Compass :
Causes and application of variation and deviation
Symbols :
Chartwork symbols

Yachtmaster (Week 2) includes:

Position Fixing :
Use of position lines, 3 pt fix, Dipping/Rising Heights, Transits and Soundings Download icon
Use for fixing, clearing bearings,waypoints, limitations
Tidal Streams :
Calculating direction and interpolated rates
Estimated Position :
Basic plot

Yachtmaster (Week 3) includes:

Collision Regulations Pt1 Download icon
Estimated Position :
Advanced EPs , projected EPs, tacking EPs
Running Fix :
Fix by transferred position line
Meteorology :
Clouds and terminology

Yachtmaster (Week 4) includes:

Course to Steer :
Calculation of CTS and ETA Download icon
Electronic Charts :
Use of, limitations, types of chart, AIS

Yachtmaster (Week 5) includes:

Meteorology Part 2 :
Synoptic Charts, Weather Systems. Download icon
Tidal Heights :
Calculation at standard ports

Yachtmaster (Week 6) includes:

Secondary Ports :
Calculations and interpolations. Download icon
Lights and sounds
Fog :
Causes and strategy

Yachtmaster (Week 7) includes:

Pilotage :
Plans and strategies for navigation in confined waters, use of transits, head, back and clearing bearings, harbour regulations Download icon