Advance your passage planning skills with practical case studies. The online training provides a perfect framework for preparing for your coastal adventures.
Do you love the idea of learning navigation and skippers skills but don't have 40 hours free to spend in a classroom?
This course will give you the skills to confidently read and interpret charts, weather and tides in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. It provides a fantastic base of knowledge for taking your boat from Sydney along the east coast of Australia.
We often head onto the water and circumstances change which make the day more stressful, and less fun, for us and our crew.
This course will help you identify and close some of the gaps in your knowledge base.
Learn to plan, improve your decision making, and be more proactive on the water, ensuring a more enjoyable day.
The course is recognised by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and follows the Day Skipper Shore based Syllabus. The drive for us to develop a course locally in Sydney was to be able to support the training and development of the East Coast Skippers who wanted real-life case studies. We have included examples for managing the East Australian Current, Wide Bay Bar, the prevailing NE winds to work up the NSW Coast line, avoiding unfavourable tides during their Whitsundays Cruising and much more. The framework of the RYA Course has been used with practical Australian based case studies, pictures and examples wherever possible to ensure you finish the course feeling confident to plan an East Coast adventure.
The course takes around 40 hours in total to complete, but it is structured so you can take it at your own pace.
Ideally you would have completed the Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course to set your skill foundation for this course. We are really happy to help and want to make sure you are on the best course for your current skills and future goals so please check in with us if you are unsure which course is the most appropriate for you.
To complete the course and receive the certificate there are two short examinations for you to sit. You sit them in your own time and if for some reason you do not pass first time, we go through everything with you and give an opportunity to sit again, once you feel ready.
RYA Day Skipper Shore-based Certificate.
The course cost is $650 AUD. Access is to the course is open for 12-months from completing the registration. If life gets too busy and you need more time, you have an option to pause your course for up to 6-months and then continue when you have more time.