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"The aim of RYA sail cruising and Yachtmaster Scheme is to encourage high standards of seamanship and navigation; in pursuit of the RYA's belief that a system of voluntary education is more likely to achieve higher standards of safety, than legislation to control and regulate our sport".

Applicants for this course need have NO previous knowledge, and none will be assumed. Although those with some practical dinghy sailing experience would find the seamanship section of this course reasonably undemanding and relatively easy to assimilate, therefore advantages. It should not be assumed however, that the course is too elementary. There is a PDF document associated with this page that you can either view here or download. (List of GOALS.pdf) The RYA recommends a minimum duration for these courses (DaySkipper & Yachtmaster) of 40hrs plus a time allowance for homework and the test papers. We can offer an intensive course of one week (6 days in a row) alternatively three weekends, slightly less intensive with time to reflect and assimilate on that which was taught the previous weekend.

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the course Almanac

If you are equipt with the necessary instruments, RYA charts and Almanac, there is an ABSC exercise paper you can download to try your skills at plotting E.P's and working up a C.T.S plus a tidal height problem. It is the type of handout supplied to students for homework, just follow the link to download: Chartwork Exercise. If you want the answers send an email from the query page.