Seamanship (update 01 September 2015)(Prerequisite - Boating course certificate)
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WINTER 2016 COURSE DATES AND INFORMATION
eBook: Member $155, Non-member $185
Course Duration: 12 two-hour weekly sessions.
The Seamanship Course builds on some of the techniques introduced in the Boating Course.
Seamanship uses traditional navigation, GPS fixes, Way Points, along with the introduction of Deviation, in the three homework cruises, and the examination take home cruises.
This course offers: interpretation of charts; the DR plot; bearings, fixes, running fixes, and Collision Regulations; and the exciting concept of plotting and labelling in True and Magnetic, adopted by the Training Department.
Seamanship, explains the skills needed to understand the hazards of weather, wind, waves, tides, and tidal currents and how to deal with them.
circumstances arise such as man-overboard, and medical emergencies, the
seamanship course counsels the student, as to where and how to acquire
the skills to deal with potentially life-threatening situations, and of
course you can “learn the ropes”, from knots, hitches, bends, and