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Own Boat Tuition

Own Boat Tuition & Sail Training Our own boat tuition gives you the opportunity to learn on your own boat, at your own pace, and in a way that's fully tailored to your specific needs. The curriculum can consist of one or more days of instruction on a specific topic or our full range of …

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By James Lyons

RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance

Most engine problems can be avoided by taking simple precautions, and you don’t need detailed mechanical knowledge. This course teaches you how your engine works, how to keep it healthy by using basic checks and maintenance procedures, and how to get it started again in the event of a breakdown. Whether you sail a yacht …

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By James Lyons

RYA Yachtmaster Theory

This is an advanced shorebased navigation course which will equip you with the knowledge required to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages. Navigation knowledge up to Day Skipper shorebased level is essential prior to joining. Sometime will be spent revising the basics before moving on to advanced navigation techniques. This course will develop your …

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By James Lyons

RYA Day Skipper Theory

You'll be taught by leading sailing instructors from our base at the Trident Marina in Kinsale, utilising the Trident Hotel's comfortable and state of the art meeting rooms. We use the RYA’s specifically designed chart plotter to blend traditional techniques with electronic navigation. This course is designed to suit those with limited time who would …

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By James Lyons

Coastal Navigation Course

This course is for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training, such as the Start Yachting, Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses. This is a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice. You will …

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By James Lyons

RYA Cruising Instructor

Hold a commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence (with all associated certification in date). Hold a valid first aid certificate which is accepted by the RYA (go to Successfully complete RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) Course, even if not required for commercial endorsement until next revalidation of commercial endorsement. Candidates must …

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By James Lyons

RYA Yachtmaster Preparation

Prior to starting this course, sailors should be proficient in the following areas: Navigation Pilotage and passage planning Calculate a course to steer & estimated Position Blind navigating Electronic navigation Chart symbols with particular attention to underwater hazards Tidal, secondary port calculations and tidal stream vectors Boat Handling Maneuvering in a tight area under sail …

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By James Lyons

RYA Coastal Skipper

This is a more advanced sailing course designed for sailors who are looking to advance on their current sailing skills.. The emphasis is on developing higher levels of independence. The training moves away from the shorter passages of Day Skipper and starts looking at passages that require watch-keeping routines, crew management and the ability to …

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By James Lyons

RYA Day Skipper

After successful completion of the Day Skipper course you will possess the ability and knowledge needed to skipper a sailing yacht on short passages within sight of land. You will be issued with either an Irish Sailing Association or Royal Yachting Association Day Skipper tidal certificate. ICC certification is also available. 5 consecutive days: March …

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By James Lyons

RYA Competent Crew

After successful completion of the Competent Crew course you will possess the ability and knowledge to confidently crew a yacht. You will be issued with either an Irish Sailing Association (ISA) or Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Competent Crew Certificate. 5 consecutive days: March 30th - 3rd April April 27th - 1st May May 20th - …

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