This course is a comprehensive introduction to chartwork, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship for Competent Crew, excellent in improving abilities to make decisions on board.
What To Bring
A little bit of research to ensure this is the right course for you, and to improve your understand of course topics.
These are long classroom courses. Take wee snacks with you to ease the brain overload.
A good attitude to learn!
A packed lunch or money to eat out
We have a fridge-freezer, kettle, microwave, small cooker, cutlery, plates, coffee/tea/sugar/milk for you to use.
Portland course plotter
Dividers + parallel rule
Use of Kitchen
Experienced, enthusiastic and approachable instructors
Certificate upon successful course completion
With confidence, you should be able to plan and undertake longer coastal passages during daylight hours, with full understanding of safe passage planning and execution.
The ability to undertake the Day Skipper practical course. Also with sufficient sea time and miles go for an examination to obtain an MCA commercial license valid for use on many types of passenger carrying and other commercial vessels operating under MCA codes of practise to work in the marine industry mainly during daylight hours. The Day Skipper practical certificate can be converted into and International certificate of Competence (ICC).
Unlock your inner skipper
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Come and visit us prior to your course and book a boat trip with friends and family. We run our boat rides all year round and they're super fun for all. View Scotland's most exciting city along the iconic River Clyde.
We offer a fantastic range of RYA Courses delivered by our team of highly trained instructors. Although navigation and skippering boats is a serious business, it should be fun and it's our ethos that you have a great time with us!