Advanced Pilotage 1

RYA Advanced Pilotage

Price - £600.00

This advanced level course is aimed Day Skippers wishing to enhance their skills or progress towards their RYA Coastal Skipper. It also meets the needs of those who have recently converted from sail to power, by sharpening their skills with day and night time navigation and high speed pilotage.

This course includes time spent in the classroom and a wide range of practical activities on the water.
Pre-Course
Experience
10 days at sea, 150 miles, 4 night hours and 2 days as skipper.
Assumed
Knowledge
Your navigational skills should be to the standard of the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ theory. You should also hold a VHF/SRC licence and have a first aid certificate.
Student
Instructor Ratio
4:1. Urban Truant is also pleased to offer lower ratios on request for those who would like more time with their instructor.
Duration2 days including 1 evening
Course
Content
  • Passage planning and pilotage
  • Passage making and responsibility as a skipper (daylight hours)
  • High speed manoeuvres
  • Close quarters boat handling
  • Use of radar
  • Dealing with adverse weather conditions
  • Dealing with emergency situations
  • Night cruising
Ability after
Course
Increased skills at speed, in heavier conditions and night time experience

RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster™ Online Theory

Price - £289.99

RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ theory is an advanced course that builds on the knowledge gained at the theory Day Skipper level. It is aimed at sailors and motor boaters who are looking to undertake more complex passages perhaps offshore or at night. It will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster™ Coastal and Yachtmaster™ Offshore practical course.

RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ theory is an advanced course that builds on the knowledge gained at the theory Day Skipper level. It is aimed at sailors and motor boaters who are looking to undertake more complex passages perhaps offshore or at night. It will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster™ Coastal and Yachtmaster™ Offshore practical course.

This online course is delivered on Urban Truant’s exclusive e-learning portal. Through carefully written modules, it guides you through advanced techniques in all areas of navigation. At the end of each module, you are invited to try out what you have learned with online tests. Full answers are immediately available for every test question and you can go back and re-do any part of the module - giving you confidence to move onto the next section when you know you are ready.

Once you have completed the course you’re ready to sit the exams. This is done from your own home or office and completed in a time limit. Your submitted answers will be marked by a qualified RYA shorebased instructor and if successful you will be awarded the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster™ Theory Certificate.
Pre-Course
Experience
A basic knowledge of navigation, tides, meteorology and safety theory.
Assumed
Knowledge
A basic knowledge of navigation, tides, meteorology and safety theory.
Student
Instructor Ratio
You will be assigned a dedicated RYA Yachtmaster Instructor to answer your questions.
Duration40hrs
Course
Content
Position fixing
Course shaping and plotting
Tidal knowledge
Use of almanacs and Admiralty publications
Electronic position finding equipment
Taking and interpreting forecasts
Plotting weather systems
Safety equipment and procedure
Ability after
Course
The background knowledge needed to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night. The holder of this certificate can go on to work towards their Coastal Skipper practical course or Yachtmaster™ qualification.
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Total Individual Price:£889.99 Combined Price:£773.9

Reasons to Choose Us

We are passionate about what we do and customer service is key in everything we do. Here are just some of the reasons why you should choose us.

If you’re still not convinced give us a call and speak to one of our instructors on 01489 250 040

3:1 Instructor Ratio

With your progression as our priority, we have chosen to impose a maximum of 3 students for every course held on board one of our boats. This best practice approach to our service gives you with more time with the instructor and more time practicing your skills. It also enables you and your instructor to focus on any weaknesses ... and you'll have a cabin to yourself!

Dedicated RYA Instructor Support

We pride ourselves on using the very best instructors available. They're a friendly and experienced team who understand the importance of taking the time to ensure you fully understand what you're learning. Our shorebased tutors include Yachtmaster Instructors, examiners and instructor trainers.

Modern Training Facilities

Our training facilities in Swanwick Marina provide small groups with the perfect environment to study and learn. The room is well-equipped with full audio/visual, a large whiteboard, and plenty of space to spread our your charts. We'll also look after you during your time with us, as refreshments are included with every course, and decent coffee on tap!

Online Courses

Our exclusive 'SailingCourseOnline' portal offers an advanced way to learn at your own pace wherever you are, and works seamlessly across desktops, laptops and mobile devices. The content was specifically written to be read on a screen, with bite-sized modules, clean graphics and animations. Our team of shorebased instructors are on hand whenever you need them, and as they're additionally RYA Yachtmaster Instructors and examiners, they provide fast and knowledgeable assistance whatever your query.

Highfield RIBs

All our Powerboat training courses are delivered on our exceptionally maintained Highfield Patrol RIBs (rigid inflatable boats) which operate well at speed and close quarters maneouvres.

Once you have learnt to drive a RIB you can get access to Urban Truant's Urban Truant RIB Club.

Top Quality Yachts

Urban Truant's 41 foot yachts are equipped and furnished with training and chartering in mind. Our yachts are well-maintained and no expense is spared for all of our gear and safety equipment. We also take your comfort seriously... You'll have space to savour downtime with your own cabin and 240v sockets when connected to shorepower. Marina fees are always included with an Urban Truant experience, and enjoy complimentary use of our  lifejackets and wet weather gear.

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