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RYA Day Skipper Theory

About the course:

This theory course is intended for people who are complete beginners or those who have some practical experience of sailing navigation. The course 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:

- The basics of seamanship

- The essentials of coastal

  navigation and pilotage

- Chartwork

- Electronic charts

- Position fixing

- Plotting a course to steer

- Weather forecasting and

  meteorology

- Tides

- Collision regulations

- Construction, parts and

  equipment of a cruising boat

- Emergency and safety

  procedures including distress 

  calls, use of flares, safety

  harnesses, life jackets and

  life rafts.

RYA Day Skipper Theory

Duration:

Age:

Dates:

18 Evenings or 5 Days

16+

TBC

Cost:

Members £270

Non Members £300

Assumed Knowledge:

No previous Knowledge is required for the course.

At the end fo this course with successful completion of the exams you will achieve the RYA Day Skipper Theory Certificate.

Certification:

 

RYA Yachtmater Theory

About the course:

This course is intended for those with some practical experience of cruising. It is a more advanced study of navigation & meteorology which is designed to be interesting, enjoyable and achievable.

Your instructor will coach you through the more complex elements of calculating tidal heights, making offshore passages, piloting a yacht safely and understanding and using the weather to best advantage. 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

It allows some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques. 

Assumed Knowledge:

Day Skipper Theory 

Certification:

At the end fo this course with successful completion of the exams you will achieve the RYA Yacht Master Theory Certificate.

RYA Yachtmaster Theory

Duration:

24 Evenings or 6 Days

Age:

16+

Dates:

Cost:

TBC

Members £290

Non Members £320

 

RYA VHF SRC

About the course:

The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC)  equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio. This includes both fixed and hand held equipment using International channels.

A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call.

All new VHF sets are either fitted, or can be interfaced, with DSC allowing calls to specific vessels. If you hold the ‘old’ VHF licence (pre-1999) you need to upgrade your qualification if you purchase new equipment. This can be done by attending this one-day course or, if no tuition is required, you can enter for direct examination.

Course topics include:

- The basics of radio operation

- The correct frequencies

  (channels) to be used

- distress, emergency and

  medical assistance procedures

- making ship to shore telephone

  calls

- Digital Selective Calling (DSC)

  using simulators

- Global Maritime Distress and

  Safety System (GMDSS)

- Emergency Position Indicating

  Radio Beacons (EPIRB)

- Search and Rescue (SART)

Assumed Knowledge:

No previous knowledge required.

Certification:

On successful completion of the exam you will be awarded with a RYA Marine Short Range Certificate and have the ability to operate a marine short range radio and know the procedures required to use it. 

RYA VHF

Age:

16+

Dates:

TBC

Cost:

Members: £75 + Exam payment to RYA £60
Non Member: £90 + Exam payment to RYA £60

Duration:

1 Day

 
 

RYA First Aid

About the course:

This marine-based first aid course is suitable for those who may need to administer first aid in a watersports & boating environment. The course includes the latest first aid manual.

By the end of the course you should be able to perform CPR, control bleeding, recognise and treat shock and put people in the recovery position.

You should also understand the treatments for cold water shock and hypothermia, and be aware of the general treatment for breathing difficulties, anaphylaxis, hyperthermia, chest pain, seasickness, diabetic emergency, fractures, seizures and burns. 

RYA First Aid

Assumed Knowledge:

No previous knowledge required.

Age:

16+

Certification:

At the end of the course is is the target to reach the RYA First Aid Certificate.

Duration:

1 Day

Dates

TBC

Cost:

Members £65

Non Members £80

RYA Diesel Engine 

About the course:

This course aims to give you confidence in basic servicing and maintaining of your boats engine that in turn will give you tools that could help you at sea.

During the course you will change engine oils and filters, replace water pumps and impellers, also you will spend time with turbos, starter motors and more.  

Assumed Knowledge:

No previous knowledge required.

Age:

16+

Certification:

At the end fo this course it is the aim to achieve the rya diesel engine certificate

Dates:

TBC

RYA Diesel engine

Duration:

1 Day

Cost:

Members £65

Non Members £75

 

Marine Electric

About the course:

This course is designed for boat owners and skippers and anyone interested in electrics at sea. It will give you a comprehensive guide to the practicalities and limitations of low voltage systems, together with a view of mains power on board.
The subjects covered include:


- Batteries
- Charging systems
- Cables and connections
- Distribution, including switching,

  fuses, trips etc
- AC mains power
- Troubleshooting

Assumed Knowledge:

No previous knowledge required

Age:

16+

Certification:

This is a non certified course and aims to give you a basic understanding of dealing with marine electrics. 

Maine Electric Course

Dates

Cost:

TBC

Members £65

Non Members £75

 

Refresher

We can organise short refreshers for any of our training course, let us know if you would like more information. 

Contact Training

Training

Cardiff Bay Yacht Club, 
Ferry Road,
Cardiff,

CF11 0JL

Phone the Office: +44 (0)29 2066 6627


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