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RYA

Essential Navigation and Seamanship

ENS

A 16 hour (two days) RYA course,  with continuous assessments,  to learn the basics of chart work and navigation.

The next course is by demand and arrangement.

One person,  one to one           £150

Two,  three or more people,  each        £100

Prices include books,  charts,  instruments,  assessments.

Near Cambridge,  or

in your own home within 50 miles,  or

in groups up to 15 in your club or workplace classroom

RYA Cruising courses
ENS Syllabus

Charts,  Publications & Terms,  Buoyage,  Navigation,  Safety,  Anchorwork,  IRPCS,  GNSS,  Chartwork,  Tidal streams & heights,  Weather Forecasting,  Passage planning,   Pilotage

RYA Day Skipper Theory

 

A 40 hour course leading to two assessments for the RYA Day Skipper Theory certificate.

This course is 40 hours of classroom instruction plus 40 hours,  or more,  of homework.

The next course will be in 3 hour sessions,  over 14 Tuesday evenings,  1830 to 2130,

17, 24 September

1, 8, 15, 22,  29 October

5, 12, 19, 26 November

3, 10, 17 December 2024

£450 per person

Gift vouchers for birthdays and Christmas!

Prices include books,  charts,  plotter,  dividers,  pencils & rubber,  assessments

Tea,  coffee & biscuits

but not a notebook (A4) or pen.

In the village of Horningsea,  near Cambridge,

or

In your own home within 50 miles,

(at least two people,  and we might charge travelling expenses,

depending on numbers and distance)

 or

in groups up to 15 in your club or workplace classroom

In your own home,

each candidate needs about 2sq metres to spread a chart

and a chair.

We need space for a laptop and screen

When we use your classroom,

each candidate needs a table top of about 2 sq metres (to spread a nautical chart)

and a chair.

We need space for a laptop and a couple of screens

14 evenings

September,  October,  November,  December

2024

Day Skipper Theory Syllabus

Nautical terminology,  Ropework,  Anchorwork,  Safety,  IRPCS,  Position,  course & speed,  Charts & publications,  Drawing instruments,  The compass,  Chartwork,  Tidal streams & heights,  Visual aids,  Meteorology,  Passage planning,  Restricted visibility,  Pilotage,  The marine environment

15 evenings

Jan,  Feb,  March

April 2025

 

RYA

Coastal Skipper &

Yachtmaster Theory

 

A 40 hour course leading to three assessments for the RYA Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Theory certificate.

This course is 40 hours of classroom instruction plus 40 hours,  or more,  of homework.

We teach this course in 3 hour sessions (1830 to 2130) over 15 weekday evenings

3rd January to 11th April 2025

£500 per person

Prices include books,  charts,  plotter,  dividers,  pencils & rubber,  assessments

Tea,  coffee & biscuits

but not a notebook (A4) or pen.

In the village of Horningsea,  near Cambridge,

or

In your own home within 50 miles,

(Two people or more,  and we might charge travelling expenses,

depending on numbers and distance)

 or

in groups up to 15 in your club or workplace classroom

In your own home,

each candidate needs a chair and about 2sq metres to spread a chart

We need space for a laptop and screen

When we use your classroom,

each candidate needs a table top of about 2 sq metres (to spread a nautical chart)

and a chair.

We need space for a laptop and

either access to a projector or space for our projector and screen.

We are reluctant to teach Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Theory

to candidates who do not have a working knowledge of Day Skipper Theory.

Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory Syllabus

Position fixing,  The Compass,  Tidal streams & heights,  Buoyage,  Lights,  Pilotage,  GNSS,  Meteorology,  IRPCS,  Safety,  Passage Planning

The core theme is Passage Planning with a long,  detailed assessment

Telephone Mentoring

On-line courses

 

Some people value support during an on-line course.

Taking an on-line course needs self-discipline and a commitment of time and energy.   Working alone is lonely.

Many of the concepts of navigation are not intuitive and are easy to misunderstand.

We offer 10 hours of telephone mentoring,  in 1-hour periods,  for £100,

the timing of 'phone calls by agreement.

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