The course is recognised by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and follows the Day Skipper Shore based Syllabus. The drive for us to develop a course locally in Sydney was to be able to support the training and development of the East Coast Skippers who wanted real-life case studies. We have included examples for managing the East Australian Current, Wide Bay Bar, the prevailing NE winds to work up the NSW Coast line, avoiding unfavourable tides during their Whitsundays Cruising and much more. The framework of the RYA Course has been used with practical Australian based case studies, pictures and examples wherever possible to ensure you finish the course feeling confident to plan an East Coast adventure.
The course takes around 40 hours in total to complete, but it is structured so you can take it at your own pace.
Ideally you would have completed the Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course to set your skill foundation for this course. We are really happy to help and want to make sure you are on the best course for your current skills and future goals so please check in with us if you are unsure which course is the most appropriate for you.
To complete the course and receive the certificate there are two short examinations for you to sit. You sit them in your own time and if for some reason you do not pass first time, we go through everything with you and give an opportunity to sit again, once you feel ready.
RYA Day Skipper Shore-based Certificate.