The course follows the syllabus set out in the RYA Yachtmaster scheme Syllabus and Logbook. The Instructor will cover how to set up and use a Sextant to take Sun, Star and other sights and the calculations involved to help fix a position on the surface of the earth. Also covered is the measurement of time around the world and worldwide meteorology including Tropical Revolving Storms and Ocean passage planning and passage making.
This course requires a sound knowledge of the content of the RYA Yachtrmaster Offshore Shorebased course.
Previous Sailing experience is required to understand the theoretical aspects presented in this course.Equipment and Kit Information
The Centre is confident it can provide what you need for your shorebased course. Paper and pens will always be readily available but again some prefer to bring their own notepads and files. We have lecture rooms with Smartboards and a range of teaching tools to assist with your course.
Whilst staying at the centre all bedding is supplied but towels are not provided.×
On arrival check in at our reception which is situated in the main entrance. You will be asked to complete a form with course and emergency contact details. A room key will be issued for residential guests and a brief outline of Centre facilities indicated.
Main timings of our day are:
Lunch: 1230hrs. For residential guests - Breakfast: 0830hrs & Dinner: 1800hrs
All meals are served in the dining area.
Activity times. Your activity will run from 0930 – 1630hrs.
Your instructors will guide you with clothing, activity and the content of the sessions.
Residential Guests: Evenings are generally free time unless your course has specific tutelage incorporated or activities have been pre-arranged.
If you are on a single day course the 0915hrs ferry from Largs to Cumbrae will get you here in sufficient time and plan for the 1730 return crossing.×