January 2020

RYA Essential Nav. & Seamanship course at CYC 22&23 Feb

12 Places available (limited by RYA instructor / pupil ratio) at a cost of £75 each.
This is a significant saving on online or other two-day courses advertised.

Please contact training@cycadmin.org to reserve a space. 

At Cargreen Yacht Club - Instructed by Will Davies - Tea, Coffee will be provided.

This course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact it's for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training, such as the Powerboat Level 2, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses.

It's a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice. If you decide to take the course online, you will find many interactive exercises to help reinforce the information and lots of chances to try out what you've learned.

Course topics include:

• Charts and Publications
• Safety
• Engine checks
• Buoyage
• Tidal awareness
• Visual and electronic navigation
• Pilotage
• Rules of the road
• Anchoring
• Weather forecasts
• Passage planning

You will receive a course pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook and exercises.  A RYA An Introduction to Navigation (G77) book will also be included.


Boat handling - Wednesday 22 January

For new boat owners or anyone who would like a refresher

On Wednesday January 22nd (18:30–20:30) Simon Mace will talk about the theory of boat handling, picking up bouy, man over board, preparations & coming along side pontoon, springing off, walking the boat and other evolutions.


Book a place by contacting Dave Wheatley at training@cycadmin.org . There is a charge of £5 a head which will go to the Plymouth Horizons sailing charity.

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