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Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore Theory

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Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore Theory

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Duration: 5 Days
Location: Palma Sea School, Paseo Maritimo 38, 07014 Palma de Mallorca

This is an advanced course in navigation & meteorology for candidates for the Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore Certificate. Our instructors will take their time with you teaching you chart plotting, course to steer and secondary ports, as well as tidal calculations, weather systems and collision regulations. The course is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers.

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Description

This is an advanced course in navigation & meteorology for candidates for the Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore Certificate. Our instructors will take their time with you teaching you chart plotting, course to steer and secondary ports, as well as tidal calculations, weather systems and collision regulations. The course is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers.

Course content

  • Position
  • The magnetic compass
  • Tides
  • Tidal streams
  • Buoyage
  • Lights
  • Pilotage
  • GPS and chart plotters
  • Echo sounders
  • Logs (speed and distance measuring)
  • Deck log
  • Meteorology
  • Rules of the road
  • Safety at sea
  • Navigation in restricted visibility
  • Passage planning
  • Marine environment

Pre-course experience / requirements

A previous knowledge of the rules of the road, col regs, vessel sounds, lights and shapes, and buoyage systems is advised. There are various aps to download to your phones/tablets or the RYA flash cards are readily available to buy at the school. You must know your basics before you attempt this course.

 

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Course dates

11th – 16th February 2019, 11th – 16th March 2019, 1st – 6th April 2019, 6th – 11th May 2019, 10th – 14th June 2019, 1st – 6th July 2019, 05th – 10th August 2019, 09th – 14th September 2019, 07th – 12th October 2019, 04th – 9th November 2019, 02nd – 7th December 2019

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