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Shore-based Courses

Quality time spent in the classroom will teach you coastal navigation, meteorology, tidal planning and put in place the basis for building on your seamanship skills. The winter months are the ideal time to learn these skills.

 

RYA First Aid

An essential certificate for most RYA coaching qualifications.

This one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages.

Topics covered include: The recovery position in a confined space, CPR, including the drowning protocol, Cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure, Seasickness and dehydration, Medical assistance or advice by VHF & Helicopter rescue.

Dates: On demand.              Location: On demand.           Cost: £95.00       Enquire Now: Calum@calummcnicol.com

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RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Theory

 

This course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact it’s for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training, such as the Powerboat Level 2, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses.

Course topics include: Charts and Publications, Tidal awareness, Pilotage, Anchoring, Passage planning, Safety, Buoyage, Rules of the Road, Weather Forecasts, Visual & Electronic Navigation, Engine Checks.

Dates: 2 days over 1 weekend: 21st & 22nd Feb 2015   Cost: £225.00

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Location: Arran Outdoor Centre, Lamlash, Isle of Arran   Book Now: Calum@calummcnicol.com

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RYA Day Skipper Theory

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers and 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.

Course topics include: Seamanship, Coastal navigation and pilotage, Chart work, Electronic charts, Position fixing, Plotting a course to steer, Weather forecasting and meteorology, Tides, Collision regulations, Parts and equipment of a cruising boat, Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and life rafts.

Dates: 6 days over 3 weekends: Jan 10th, 11th, Feb 7th & 8th, March 7th & 8th 2015

.Cost: £265.00.Location: Arran Outdoor Centre, Lamlash, Isle of Arran   Book Now: Calum@calummcnicol.com

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RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Theory

Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster™ Coastal and Yachtmaster™ Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

Course topics include: Position fixing, Course shaping and plotting, Tidal knowledge, Use of almanacs and admiralty publications, Electronic position finding equipment, Taking and interpreting forecasts, Plotting weather systems, Weather predictions using a barometer and by observation, Collision regulations, Customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad

Dates: 6 days over 3 weekend: 31st Jan & 1st Feb, 21st & 22nd Feb, 21st & 22nd  March 2015   Cost: £285.00   Location: Arran Outdoor Centre, Lamlash, Isle of Arran Book Now: Calum@calummcnicol.com