During the course you will cover:
How to set up a boat ready to go to sea
Basic engine checks
Launch and recovery of a boat (if you want to use your own boat and trailer for this please let us know)
What Safety gear you should have and how to wear or use it!
Methods on how to start/stop a boat
How to work with and against the elements during slow boat manoeuvres
Different techniques of coming alongside and leaving a berth
Slow speed drills, remember 'Slow is Pro'
Ropes and knots
Knowledge of how to tow a boat (salvage)
Local regulations and where to find them
How to avoid an accident at sea using the International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea - IRPCS
Understanding the weather
Using an Almanac to get the tide times and other info
Chart work and basic navigation including GPS and covering the buoyage system IALA
Planing speed manoeuvres
Anchoring & Mooring
For those looking to become involved on a commercial skipper the RYA Level 2 can also be commerically endorsed so you can carry fare paying passengers.