Take charge on short passages under instruction, with help and advice from your instructor. This course can also help you get the best from your modern electronic aids such as GPS and radar, which are now virtually standard equipment on modern motor cruisers. Before attending the course, you should be able to navigate and are well advised to attend the RYA Day Skipper shorebased course to brush up on your skills. The minimum age of this course is 16. After completion of the course you will be able to Able to skipper a motor cruiser in familiar waters by day. This course will also enable you to apply for the ICC (International Certificate of Competence). This qualification is required by most European countries to validate your competence to own or charter a boat. The ICC obtained by presenting your RYA Day Skipper certificate will cover motor yachts upto 24 metres in length on coastal waters.
Preparation for sea, boat handling, navigation, pilotage, passage making, meteorology, rules of the road, engines, emergency situations, night cruising
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