Course Price.


40 Hours.

A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.

This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.

The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions or as an intensive week-long course.

Course topics include:

  •         the basics of seamanship
  •         the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
  •         chartwork
  •         electronic charts
  •         position fixing
  •         plotting a course to steer
  •         weather forecasting and meteorology
  •         tides
  •         collision regulations
  •         construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
  •         emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, life jackets and life rafts