The entrance level is the Day Skipper Shorebased Certificate and although it is helpful to have some practical experience, it is not absolutely essential.
What better way of spending those cold, dark winter evenings than expanding your existing knowledge, which in turn will give you the confidence to venture further offshore, to new and exciting places on the water and for extended periods.
The course is held in the friendly surroundings of Scarborough Yacht Club, which is situated within the Light house building on the central pier in Scarborough, with free parking on the pier itself, during the course. The course is for 25/26 weeks, one night per week, for two hours and this year will be held on a Wednesday evening. It starts on September 28th, at 7pm and finishes at 9pm, when the bar opens!
The syllabus is a more advanced course in traditional and electronic navigation techniques, the regulations for the avoidance of collision, safety & safety equipment, tidal calculations and meteorology.
The course fee is £175 with an additional cost of approximately £70 for books and charts etc.