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Middlesbrough Adult Education Service


In Middlesbrough ()

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Learners should have an interest in boats and yachting.

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Course Information

Don't get lost over the horizon! Do you make coastal/offshore passages by sail/motor, fish, dive, surf-board, canoe, jet-ski, windsurf, or have a general interest in the sea things nautical?

Are you interested in finding out more about navigation, GPS, meteorology, pilotage, collision avoidance rules, passage planning and general seamanship?

Do a professional yacht masters certificate with us. If you are involved with boats this course will improve your water safety considerably. Holders of an RYA yachtmasters certificate can qualify for reductions on marine insurance.

Excursions to demonstrate how a boat is navigated through the harbour in Middlesbrough will provide an opportunity to apply the theory in practice. Extra charges will apply.

What Will I Learn?

The successful learner will develop enough skill to successfully navigate a boat at sea and have an in depth understanding of safety at sea.

  • Navigation
  • Course planning
  • Fixing your location
  • Tides
  • Weather
  • Safety
  • Buoys
  • Lights
  • Collision regulation
  • Tides - port calculations
  • Weather - interpreting weather charts, predicting weather fronts yacht.

.Assessment and Accreditation

Assessment is by 3 tests distributed over the course leading to a certificate from the Royal Yachtmasters Association.

Course Duration:

  • Hours per Week 3
  • Number of Weeks 20
  • Terms 2
  • Total Hours 60.


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