RYA PRACTICAL COURSES A1 SAILING:

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SAIL MOTOR CRUISER LEVEL MORE INFO ON THIS COURSE
1. Start Yachting 2 days Helmsman Beginner * Course Info
2. Competent crew 5 days can be 3 weekends (Course outline) Day Skipper Intermediate* Course Info
3. Day skipper 5 days can be 3 weekends Advanced Pilotage Intermediate* Course Info
4. Coastal Skipper Coastal Skipper Advanced* Course Info
5. Yachtmaster offshore Preparation week & Exam YM Prep & Exam Expert* Course Info

 

RYA THEORY COURSES:

THEORY COURSE LEVEL MORE INFO ON THIS COURSE
Day Skipper Shorebased Course Intermediate* Course Info
Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Advanced* Course Info
Marine Radio (SRC) Expert* Course Info

ICC (INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE) *

Sailing Courses In Mallorca

GERMAN SAILING QUALIFICATIONS

Choosing the right for sailing courses in Mallorca is very important and can have a big impact on what you do next so please do be careful when choosing and make sure it is the right one for you.

 

For background, suitability & advice before booking please see following page or email/call we will always call you back. In this way we can ensure that the course is the right one for you or your group.  Our in house instuctors are all YM and work only for MYC /A1 sailing. No Zero to hero here.

START YACHTING - MORE COURSE INFO:


Pre-course experience:
None.

Assumed knowledge: None.

Minimum duration: 2 days.

Minimum age: None

Course content: The yacht, ropework, underway, rules of the road, man overboard recovery, clothing and equipment, emergency equipment and precautions, meteorology.

Ability after the course: Basic knowledge of yachting.

COMPETENT CREW - MORE COURSE INFO:


Pre-course experience:
None.

Assumed knowledge: None.

Minimum duration: 5 days. Often run over 3 weekends or 3 days plus a weekend. If you have done the Start Yachting course, this course can be completed in 3 or 4 days.

Minimum age: None

Course content: Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails, sail handling, ropework, fire precautions and fighting, personal safety equipment, man overboard, emergency equipment, meteorology, seasickness, helmsmanship, general duties, manners and customs, rules of the road, dinghies.

Ability after the course: Able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines.

DAY SKIPPER - MORE COURSE INFO:


Pre-course experience:
5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht.

Assumed knowledge: Theory to the level of Day Skipper. It is recommended you attend the Day Skipper shorebased course beforehand.

Minimum duration:  5 days, 3 weekends or 3 days plus 2 days.

Minimum age: 16

Course content: Preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making, night cruising.

COASTAL SKIPPER - MORE COURSE INFO:


Pre-course experience:
15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours.

Assumed knowledge: Boat handling to the standard of Day Skipper and navigation to shorebased Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ Offshore.

Minimum duration: 5 days.

Minimum age: 17.

Course content: Passage planning, Preparation for sea, Pilotage, Passage making and ability as skipper, Yacht handling under power, Yacht handling under sail, Adverse weather conditions, Emergency situations.

Ability after the course: Able to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night.

YACHTMASTER - MORE COURSE INFO:

An RYA Yachtmaster™ Certificate of Competence is often the ultimate aim of aspiring skippers. It is a well known, highly respected qualification worldwide, proving your experience and competence as a skipper.

Unlike other courses in the cruising programme, there is no formal training to complete in order to become a Yachtmaster™. Instead, provided that you have sufficient experience and seatime, you can put yourself forward for an exam to test your skills and knowledge.

Many Yachtmaster™ candidates choose to book themselves into an RYA training centre for some tailor-made tuition to prepare them for the exam, but this is not compulsory.

For full details of the Yachtmaster™ Certificate of  Competence please click here.

DAY SKIPPER SHOREBASED - MORE COURSE INFO:

A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.

This 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.

We are continually updating our courses to take into account developments in technology and the electronic navigation aids now available on most cruising boats.

In conjunction with the UK Hydrographic Office we have developed a chart plotter specifically for use on training courses, giving you a realistic insight into electronic navigation. Use of this plotter is an integral part of our Day Skipper shorebased course.

We have northern and southern hemisphere versions of our training materials. So, no matter where you are in the world, our course can be tailored to you.

The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning.

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, lifejackets and liferafts.

COASTAL SKIPPER / YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE - MORE COURSE INFO:

Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.

This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster™ Coastal and Yachtmaster™ Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

As with the Day Skipper shorebased course, the RYA’s specially designed chart plotter software will be used during the course to give you a realistic taste of modern electronic navigation.

Students in the southern hemisphere can take advantage of the southern hemisphere version of our training materials, ensuring that your course is relevant to you.

The course is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning.

 

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.

MARINE RADIO (SRC) - MORE COURSE INFO:

The RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the minimum qualification required to operate marine VHF radio equipment on a UK flagged vessel. This includes both fixed and handheld equipment with and without Digital Selective Calling (DSC). It is obtained by successfully completing and SRC exam conducted at an RYA Recognised Training Centre.

Most candidates are required to complete an RYA SRC course prior to taking the exam, therefore the majority of exams take place after marine radio SRC courses. When booking a SRC course the RYA training centre will give you details of the time and location for the exam.

The SRC course may be taken in a classroom or online through an RYA Recognised Training Centre. There is no age limit for taking the SRC course although exam candidates must be 16 years old on the day of the exam.
Course subjects include:

•    routine operation of marine VHF radio including Digital Selective Calling
•    the correct VHF channels (frequencies) to be used for each type of communication
•    distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
•    ship to shore communication
•    practical use of Marine VHF DSC radios
•    Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
•    Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
•    Search and Rescue Transponders (SART)

The exam

The exam is a combination of a written theory test and practical assessment in the use of Marine VHF DSC radios. Candidates must be 16 years old on the day of the exam.

Please see this page for more information on eligibility, arranging and paying for the SRC exam.