An RYA qualification will be issued on successful completion of this course, which will be run on Friday nights from 1930hrs to 2130hrs.   Participants may miss a maximum of two classes over the course duration.   


Course topics include:

·      position fixing

·      course shaping and plotting

·      tidal knowledge

·      use of almanacs and admiralty publications

·      electronic position finding equipment

·      taking and interpreting weather forecasts

·      plotting weather systems

·      weather predictions using a barometer and by observation

·      collision regulations

·      customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad


The course is taught over 40 hours, and the dates are listed below. The course cost is €490.

November: 2nd, 9th 16th, 23rd, 30th

December: 7th. 14th, 21st

January: 11th, 18th, 25th

February: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

March: 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th 

The booking form is HERE