• 02 9327 1166
  • Rushcutters Bay, Sydney Harbour

DaySkipper Shorebased - Navigation and Safety

The Dayskipper shorebased course covers the theory aspects of navigation, seamanship and meteorology and is designed to complement the practical sailing courses. This is a 40 hour course that ideally should be completed alongside or prior to the Dayskipper Practical Course so you can put the theory into practice.

This course can be completed in one of 3 ways:
Classroom - one evening a week over 13 weeks $945
Classroom - 1 x 5 day course $945
Online - $625

Previous Experience Required:None essential but a minimum of RYA Start Yachting practical recommended.

Ability After Course: Background theoretical knowledge of coastal navigation, seamanship, safety and meteorology to skipper a small vessel in familiar waters by day, be able to use charts to set a course and do position fixing.

  • Charts & navigation publications RYA-chartwork
  • Chart Corrections
  • Compass errors - variation & deviation
  • Terminology & chart symbols
  • Lights & buoyage
  • Latitude & longitude
  • Position fixing, course and speed
  • Dead Reckoning & EP's
  • Use of plotting equipment
  • Tides and Tidal Definitions
  • Secondary Port Calculations
  • Use of tidal diamonds & tidal stream atlas
  • Restricted Visibility
  • Log Keeping
  • Transits, leading and clearing lines
  • GPS & use of way points
  • Pilotage & Port entries
  • Passage Preparation and Planning
  • Meteorology
  • Ropes, knots & splicing
  • Anchoring, docking & mooring
  • Safety equipment - use & stowage
  • Emergency situations
  • Gear failure
  • International Collision Regulations
  • Pollution & marine environment

Click here for course dates and prices or click here for learn to sail packages.

You can check out the answers to questions that are regularly asked on our FAQ's page.

Please contact us 02 9327 1166 or email us on training@eastsail.com.au for more information on our sailing school lessons and RYA courses.

Courses valid for 12 months, packages for 18 months from date of purchase. Refunds are not available. We need 7 days notice prior to the commencement of the course to change a booking.
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