RYA / MCA Day Skipper Theory Course

RYA / MCA Day Skipper Theory Course from Yachtmaster Sailing School, Cape Town

By: Yachtmaster Sailing School, Cape Town  07-26-2012
Keywords: courses, Internationally recognised, International Sail Certificates

The RYA Day Skipper Theory is the second course for the Day Skipper qualification.This Course is a comprehensive introduction to chartwork, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship which are needed before undertaking the practical Day Skipper Course. Yachtmaster Sailing School is a Royal Yachting Association ~RYA~ recognised Training Establishment and our RYA issued Certificates of Competence are Endorsed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency ~MCA~ of the United Kingdom. These Certificates are the International Benchmark for Excellence in Sail Training and are the Recognised Qualification to obtain employment in the Yachting and Super Yachting Industries. Course Contents: Nautical Terms Ropework Anchorwork Safety International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea Definition of position, course and speed Navigational charts and publications Navigational drawing instruments Compass Chartwork Tides and tidal streams Visual aids to navigation Meteorology Passage planning Navigation in restricted visibility Pilotage Marine environment Course Material All Course materials and your RYA Theory Pack and CD written by Henton Jaaback are supplied and an RYA Course Completion Certificate will be issued on successful completion of the Course. Yachtmaster Sailing School was founded by Henton Jaaback in 1990. Henton was the First RYA Instructor and Examiner in South Africa and was well known for years of Service as Royal Cape Yacht Club's Safety Officer and for his Comprehensive Handbook covering Competent Crew through to Yachtmaster Ocean. Henton remains a Consultant and we continue his traditions of Excellence in Sail Training. Yachtmaster Sailing School is privileged to be able to offer our Shore Based Theory Classes at South Africa's Premier Yacht Club, the Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town. Our Practical Courses are run from Club Mykonos, Langebaan which is 150km North of Cape Town and Situated on Saldanha Bay and the Langebaan Lagoon. This is the best area in South Africa for Sail Training and is the only area in South Africa approved by the RYA for conducting it's Examinations. Saldanha Bay offers all the training challenges and opportunities that the Solent offers. The Port of Saldanha is a busy Ore Export Hub with Giant Bulk Carriers loading Iron Ore and Steel Products. A busy fishing fleet provides plenty of Traffic for training and buoys and lighthouses are abundant. In contrast to this the Langebaan Lagoon provides calm pristine waters with strong tides and narrow channels for Pilotage Training. Outside the Bay Heads the Stark and Beautiful Granite studded West Coast provides navigation and pilotage challenges. Dolphins, seals and seabirds of all species abound together with many whales in the winter. Occasional Orcas are seen by the Lucky For more info - please see our website http://www.yachtmaster.co.za/

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