RYA Day Skipper - Cruise & Learn in Nova Scotia

RYA Day Skipper - Cruise & Learn in Nova Scotia

RYA's first course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience, basic navigation and sailing skills. This is the first course in the process of sailing mastery by earning your RYA Yachtmaster Cruising, Offshore and Oceans Certifications.

Learn to skipper a passage from Halifax to Lunenburg returning to Halifax with the RYA Instructor on hand to give guidance, advice and ensure your safety. Experience being in charge, taking credit when it all goes well and being responsible when it doesn't.

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

 

Requirements

Pre-course experience 5 days sailing, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht . This can be dfone at the Vancouver Sailing Club prior to the course.
Course content  Preparation for going to 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
Assumed knowledge Theory to the level of Day Skipper. 
Minimum duration 5 days Halifax to Lunenburg to Halifax , one night watch sail
Course Costs $1975 includes: 1) Berth, meals and linens aboard RYA Training Yacht for 5 days & 5 nights 2) Enrolment in NauticEd web-based RYA Day Skipper Theory course 3) Night sail and personal Check-out in Vancouver, BC.
2018 Schedule

!) June 10th evening-15th

2) June 17th evening- 22nd

3) Sept 30th evening- Oct 5th

All sessions are from :

In Slocam's Wake, RYA Training Center and depart from the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS) Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA

Your Instructor

Instructor and Person-in-Charge

Carl Richardson, Chief Instructor, Vancouver Sailing Club, BC
 With over 42,000 NM logged under sail and a full-time professional sailing Instructor for the past 16 years, I have had the privilege to introduce sailing and certify more than 1650 students on cruising keelboats 24-52 feet and cruising catamarans 38-48 feet. My lesson plans use proven teaching methods that assist my students in acquiring fundamental sailing knowledge, sail planning, navigation, marine weather, operational vigilance and boat-handling for all conditions.  My favourite C&L destinations are BC's West Coast including Howe Sound, Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound. I also enjoy Instructing Cruise & Learn adventures in Greece, UK, Nova Scotia, British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Grenadines, Antigua and the Turks & Caicos Islands- 68 weeks in the past 14 years.
Instructor Credentials- RYA Yachtmaster Cruising Instructor, RYA Professional Practices & Responsibilities, NauticEd Captain Rank Instructor and SPC Examiner, Industry Canada ROCM VHF Radio, ASA206 Advanced Coastal Cruising and ASA214 Cruising Catamaran Instructor. 
Professional Sailing Certifications- RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (MCA), NauticEd Captain Rank Level 5, ASA Advanced Coastal Cruising Cert., Marine CPR AED First Aid, Transport Canada (TC) SVOP, TC Marine Emergencies ME3, ISAF Safety at Sea

 

Event Properties

Event Date June, 10 2018
Event End Date June, 15 2018
Registration Start Date November, 3 2017
Capacity 5
Cut off date April, 27 2018
Individual Price Includes Day Skipper ashore course, Berth, Linens and all meals aboard
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
C$1,875.00 5


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