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Old 08 August 2006, 20:16   #1
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Correspondance Courses - Day Skipper

Hi,

Newbie on these forums, so apologies if this isn't in quite the right place.

I've currently got my RYA Intermediate PB ticket, and I'm looking to move onto my Advanced sometime next year. Before I get to that stage, I'd like to do my Day Skipper qualification, to make sure that my navigation skills are good.

I've had a look on the RYA website at the various companies that do correspondance courses. Has anybody used any of these? Do you have any recommendations? Good or bad?

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Old 08 August 2006, 20:18   #2
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In fact, failing that - has anybody got any recommendations on where to do a Day Skippers course in the Manchester area?

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I'd look at these two:

http://www.teachmetosail.com/correspondence/index.htm

http://www.tiller.co.uk/correspondence_courses.html

I have a couple of friends that did their course with Teach Me to Sail, and they were very happy with it.
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My feeling is that correspondence courses are a bit soulless. You definitely get more from a group course, not least meeting a few other boat owners / enthusiasts.

Appreciate it's obviously a bit tricky if other commitments make it difficult to get to an evening class.
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Totally agree, did mine with a local sailing club, most of them were yachties apart from me and and another diver out of about 25. Its quite long but this made for a lot of practice and numerous interesting nautical stories. You may find also that the notes with Day Skipper are concise almost to the point of being sparse.
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