This course covers the practical use of pilotage and passage planning by day on coastal waters using both traditional and electronic navigational techniques.
During the two days you also cover more advanced boat handling. It is recommended for anyone considering moving on to the Advanced course.
Notes: The minimum age for this course is 16.
It is strongly recommended that clients hold a first aid and VHF operators licence.
Boat handling to the standard of Level 2 with Coastal endorsement.
Ability after course
Able to plan and execute short coastal passages by day.
All our courses are run by one of our experienced instructors.
On this two day course you will do a quick safety briefing with your Instructor before going out in the RIB for the day. You will get a chance to drive the boat, and maybe even anchor for lunch!
Notes: It includes planning a day cruise, boat preparation, close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations. The course can be taken inland or on the coast and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.
As usual with Club Yachting the following is included
- A client instructor ratio of 3:1;
- Tuition from an experienced Instructor – we do not use instructors who have just qualified;
- All mooring fees, diesel and gas – no hidden extras.
Must bring your own
- Sun protection – Sun glasses, sun hat and non oily sun cream (without carotene) are a definite must!
- Medication – If you are taking any medication please advise your Instructor on commencement of the course.
- Health care – Health care in the Canary Islands is good, but it is a good idea to collect the EHIC form from your local post office or online at www.ehic.org.uk.
- Seasickness - It is advisable to bring with you a seasickness remedy if you have suffered in the past. There is a local chemist in the town of Las Galletas – ask your Instructor where it is at the Friday night drink.
The climate in the Canaries is temperate. You are recommended to bring with you shorts and t-shirts, a jumper/cardigan, long jeans/trousers and jumper for the odd cooler evening in the winter months, shoes with non-marking bottoms for use on the boat, swimwear and something for dinners ashore. As the boat has limited storage space a sailing bag / holdall is the most suitable luggage.
Notes: We lend you a shower / wind proof jacket (normally only needed for the sea spray). Please give it back to us on the Thursday evening.