The syllabus makes some provision for the revision of subjects in the Day Skipper Course but for those who have not acquired the knowledge set out in the Day Skipper Course are unlikely to be able to assimilate all the subjects covered in this advanced course in the time available. A Coastal Skipper with enough practical experience should be able to undertake more difficult passages by day and night and handle the yacht in demanding conditions. By the end of the course you should have the theoretical knowledge to go on to a practical Yachtmaster course.
The assumed level of knowledge before starting this course is the Day Skipper Shore based Course.
Who is it for?
Candidates with a minimum of the Day Skipper (Shore based Theory Course)
Pilotage and passage planning
Revision in the IALA buoyage system
International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (IRPCS)
Fog navigation including blind pilotage
Advanced tidal planning
Effective crew management