Day Skipper (Shorebased)

Stafford Coast Cruising Club is an RYA Accredited Training Centre and over the years has trained and qualified many members (and non members) as Day Skippers (shorebased).

A new Course is being planned to start in  November 2019 so that skippers may gain their shorebased qualification over the Winter months.

Course topics include:

  • the basics of seamanship
  • the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
  • chartwork
  • electronic charts
  • position fixing
  • plotting a course to steer
  • weather forecasting and meteorology
  • tides
  • collision regulations
  • construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
  • emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

SCCC Members normally enjoy a discount on the Course fees.

To find out more or to register interest in joining the Day Skipper course please contact our Training Centre Principal by emailing training@staffordcoastalcruising.org or phoning 07817 122491.

More general enquiries about club membership should be directed via the ‘contact us’ facility on the Club website at www.staffordcoastalcruising.org