Please read our blog from 2014 to get a feel for the course.
At SailCork we have been giving shorebased navigation courses successfully for over 30 years with over 2000 graduates to prove it! Every opportunity is used to refer to practical day to day real life situations. If your area of interest is motor boating, RIB driving, sea angling, sea kayaking, dayboat sailing, yachting, commercial boat driving or just messing about in boats - we have the background and experience to give you the course you want.
Course director Eddie English is an ISA/RYA Yachtmaster Examiner. Eddie's teaching expertise is recognised worldwide having sailed all over Europe, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the USA, Australia and the Pacific. Eddie (who had hundreds of thousands of miles at sea under his belt) motors, sails and races thousands of miles every year and passes on his experience in our classes. Eddie is a full time Yachtmaster Instructor continually updating his skills and pioneered the current teaching scheme in use in Ireland. Enjoy learning from our experienced, professional team and get the best Day Skipper Course for your money!
Enjoy relaxed surroundings, modern teaching methods, experienced tutors and enjoy a chat before or after class as well as at the coffee break. Come aboard and have top class tuition, enjoy friendly camaraderie and relish the progressive learning experience. Our venues are chosen because of their central locations and comfortable surroundings. We will be running our Tuesday Night Day Skipper at the Elm Tree, Glounthaune, Co. Cork and our Wednesday Night Day Skipper will be at the Royal Cork yacht Club in Crosshaven and in Waterford city.
Other Navigation Courses: For complete beginners we run our Basic Navigation Course and for experienced navigators we run the Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Course.
The navigation courses at SailCork are unique to Ireland in that they embrace the syllabi of the ISA and the RYA as well as extra additions by SailCork using our unique experience of running this course for over 30 years. Remember we are a fulltime training establishment with full time lecturers -we are Ireland's longest establioshed navigation school - no school in Ireland can rival our experience!
|Accreditation||RYA Day Skipper shore-based certificate. Essential for ICC, Day skipper practical, Advanced Powerboating, Commercial drivers.|
|Boat||Totally classroom based|
|Length of Course||16 evenings Oct to Mar. Option Glounthaune or RCYC Crosshaven. New in 2020: Weekends at RCYC Feb 15,16,22,29+Mar1.|
|Objective||You will be capable of planning and executing coastal and inshore navigation in daylight hours.|
|Location||Tuesdays evenings : Elm Tree, Glounthaune, Co. Cork Wednesdays evenings: Royal Cork Yacht Club Crosshaven Co. Cork. Weekend Courses (spring) at Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven. Also available for groups in your local club - contact SailCork for details.|
|Equipment Included||RYA pack containing course book and exercise booklet, practice charts and electronic nav disc available on the first evening|
|What to bring||A4 Notebook + folder, pens, highlighter, 2B pencils, eraser, sharpener. Course pack for the course will be available to buy on the first evening : books, plotter, dividers etc. €100.|
We are continually updating our courses to take into account developments in technology and the electronic navigation aids now available on most cruising boats.
Nautical terms, Ropework, Anchorwork, Safety, Rules, Position, Charts(paper and electronic), Navigational Publications, Navigational Instruments, Compass, Chartwork, Tides (Heights and Streams), Visual Aids to Navigation, Meteorology, Passage Planning, Navigation in Restricted Visibility, Pilotage and the Marine Environment.