|Starts: Wednesday 16 October
||Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased certificate.|
|Teaching sessions: Wednesdays, 7.00pm to 10.00pm.
|Duration: 8 weeks. 1 teaching session per week plus three exam and revision days.
See the course timetable.
|Teaching venue: Room LT1, Institute of Manufacturing (IfM), 17 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0FS
Exam venue(s): Room LT1, Institute of Manufacturing (IfM), 17 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0FS
Overview of the Course and Syllabus
This course will cover all aspects of navigation, meteorology, seamanship, and safety, to RYA Yachtmaster Offshore standard. The course will be taught by our experienced instructors. The course will run to the new specifications and updated course syllabus introduced in 2017. All teaching material has also been revised and fully updated for 2019/20 including the presentation material.
The course will run in the usual 8 week format; 1 teaching session per week for 8 weeks, plus 3 exam and revision days.
There are three hours of homework to do each week. We then recommend that you spend an additional few hours revising that week's material.
There are a total of four exams: Chartwork, IRPCS (International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea), Passage Planning, and the General Assessment. The Passage Planning exam has superseded the old Meteorology exam. The General Assessment paper is optional if you already hold a RYA Day Skipper Shorebased or Practical certificate.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive an RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Certificate. This means that you will then not have to do any more shorebased navigation courses as you work your way up the practical side of the scheme all the way to RYA Yachtmaster Offshore level.
There are no prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have at been sailing before and come with at least a basic understanding of navigation.
Course Administration Details
The cost of the course includes everything you will need: student course pack (training charts, training almanac, and exercise booklet), course notes, access to the RYA's chartplotter simulator, and an IRPCS booklet. It also includes your share of the room hire and instructor payment. Light refreshements will be provided throughout the course at no extra cost.
Sign Up & Questions
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