Coastal Cruising – RYA Intermediate
If you want to be able to take your boat on journeys to new places and are already qualified to RYA Powerboat 2 Standard, then this is the course for you.
Over a period of two days, you will plan and execute journeys to at least three separate harbours. For example, on day one journey form Christchurch to Poole harbour and explore Brownsea Island. On day two travel down the Solent past the needles and visit first Yarmouth and then Cowes or perhaps miss out Cowes and travel up the beautiful river Beaulieu to Bucklers hard for lunch.
On the way, there is the option to explore the rough waters around Old Harry rocks and Durlston point – they run every day when the tides are in full ebb and flow.
These prices are inclusive of clothing hire, lifejacket hire and fuel.
About the Course:
This is the definitive theoretical and practical course to teach you how to prepare for a short sea passage from one port to another. It covers the navigation and chart work preparation you should carry out ahead of the journey, to the more practical planning and execution of the passage itself.
After the course
You will be able to plan and execute short coastal passages by day.
1. Daylight navigation techniques
2. Boat handling in different sea conditions
3. Planning a journey at sea (Passage Planning)
4. Planning an entry into a new port (Pilotage)
5. Executing the plans at sea (Visiting at least three ports)