November sees the return of Alan Wilson who proved so popular last winter with his talk on heavy weather sailing. His talk is entitled “The Frozen North: Orkneys, Iceland, nearly to Greenland (until stopped by ice), Faroes”.
The course is an advanced course in navigation techniques. The syllabus makes some provision for the revision of subjects covered on the Day Skipper Course but those who have not acquired the knowledge set out in the Day Skipper course are unlikely to be able to assimilate all the subjects covered in this advanced course in the time available.
Repeats every week every Tuesday 8 times except Tue Dec 15 2015, Tue Dec 22 2015, Tue Dec 29 2015.
Tue, 10/11/2015 - 18:30 to 21:30
Tue, 17/11/2015 - 18:30 to 21:30
Tue, 24/11/2015 - 18:30 to 21:30
Tue, 01/12/2015 - 18:30 to 21:30
Tue, 08/12/2015 - 18:30 to 21:30
Tue, 05/01/2016 - 18:30 to 21:30
Tue, 12/01/2016 - 18:30 to 21:30
Tue, 19/01/2016 - 18:30 to 21:30
Details: The RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Course examines astro-navigation, the use of the sextant and worldwide meteorology. It assumes a knowledge of all the subjects covered in all the other shorebased courses. The course is run by First Class Sailing and full details can be found here.
Dates: 10/17/24 November, 1/8 December, 5/12/19 January and 23/24 January, 6.30 - 9.30
Accessing and Using Weather Information for Cruise Planning
Dr Andrew Eccleston is Chartered Meteorologist and Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society. He worked in the weather business for about 20 years, providing forecast services to media and aviation. He recently retired from an academic post at Plymouth University.
From Pin Mill to Rømø: the cruise of the Drascombe Longboat Badekar, by David Jillings
Badekar’s seven week cruise was intended to reach the Baltic, and to retrace the steps of David’s Viking ancestors who settled in Suffolk from Denmark. Starting with a 40-hour solo crossing of the North Sea, he eventually reached Denmark (although not the Baltic).
Details: This is a one day course held in a classroom and a swimming pool. You will learn about and handle safety equipment. You will learn how to use it in an emergency. This has two elements. It starts at 9.30am with a classroom based course. There you will learn about crucial safety equipment, flares, life-rafts, distress beacons, lifejackets. You will learn the use of and operation of them and actually have the opportunity to examine the equipment at close quarters.
Biscay is often associated with storms, challenging conditions and passages, but during the summer months, the Biscay coast offers a delightful cruising ground, islands, sheltered rivers, historic towns and much more.
This seminar will provide not only an introduction to this amazing cruising ground, but recommendations on how to get the best from what it has to offer. All the presenters have cruised this area and know it well.
The Chenal du Four and the Raz de Sein Ian Robinson