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RYA Yachtmaster Books

Lesson

Date

Subject

Homework

1

Enrolment, Introductions, Course structure, Syllabus

2

Revision - Compass, Magnetic variation, Fixes, IRPCS

Compass factors

3

Review Variation, Deviation
Dead Reckoning, Leeway, Estimated Position

EP

4

Tidal Streams, Tidal Atlas, Tidal Diamonds, Interpolation, Course to Steer

CTS

5

Tide Heights; Tidal Curves; Quiz

Tide heights

6

Safety, Distress calls, IRPCS, Lights and Shapes, Collision Regulations

7

IRPCS, Course To Steer, Estimated Position

IRPCS

8

Chartwork practice

IRPCS

9

Buoyage, Pilotage,

IRPCS – Quiz, Practice test

10

Passage Planning, IRPCS

IRPCS

11

IRPCS Exam

12

VHF Radio, Electronic nav aids

Stability

13

Weather video– Forecasts, Anticyclones (High), Sea Breezes, Fog, VHF radio, explore forecasts

Met

14

Weather - Global, Depressions, Britain’s winds, Weather maps

Met Paper

15

Weather – Winds, Past paper

16

Met Exam

17

Tides – Secondary Ports, EP

Tides sec ports

18

Tides – Secondary Ports, CTS

19

Revise– Estimated Position; CTS, Sec Ports

Past paper

20

Q & A –

Chartwork Exam

21

Spare: Passage Planning case study

22

Passage Planning case study

23

Results, Feedback Sheets, Next Steps; Celebrate

UPDATED 12th December 2009