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Old 15 September 2003, 12:50   #11
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The dayskipper course is definitely a worthwhile course ( the theory side anyway ). It is definitely pertinent for a RIB, in fact it is right for any sailing craft. It doesn't really focus on one particular sea vessel but goes into rope work, navigation, rules of the sea, chart plotting etc. I did mine at night school over a period of 6 months.

You don't have to do the course. You can also study at home and then just sit the 2 exams to get the certificate. The key is to pass the exams.

The only thing I will say, is that most of the instructors that run it come from a sailing background rather than a powerboat background. This means they do make a lot of references to sailing during the course even though the course is not focused on it.
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I totaly aggree that it is a very useful course and I have already completed my Advanced Rib Course in November last year in Plymouth. It seems that know one teaches D/S Practicle in a Rib.

I hope to go further with my training, to be able to work comercially and was told I need D/S Practical to qualify.

To the guys who run schools dose anyone know the correct route to get a commercial licence to run a Rib Charter for Diving/Hire ect.

I have already completed RYA Level 1,2 and Advanced Power; which was completed on a Rib, plus Day Skipper Theory and VHF/DSC Licence. I have also some intnse First Aid Training from my millitary days.

I will worry about the boat coding later.

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Old 19 September 2003, 13:30   #13
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It seems that know one teaches D/S Practicle in a Rib.

The reason being that Dayskipper is part of the Motor Cruising syllabus and that Syllabus (under RYA 'rules') is taught on motor cruisers.

I hope to go further with my training, to be able to work comercially and was told I need D/S Practical to qualify.

Disagree with this. If you have advanced then that can be commercially endorsed to allow you to take out a boat in Cat 4 (& perhaps Cat 3 - can't remember) areas - Cat 4 is 20 miles from a safe haven in favourable weather & daylight. Advanced powerboat directly equates to Coastal Skipper in respect of endorsement

To the guys who run schools dose anyone know the correct route to get a commercial licence to run a Rib Charter for Diving/Hire ect.

You need VHF, First Aid, Sea Survival, a recognised engine qualification & a medical. Then send it all off with a form to the RYA & voila!!

Drop me an email or call if you want more info

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As someone who is a YM sail, PBI and a Dinghy SI and a comm endorsment, I would agree that the DS is not aimed at the PB. But as Paul points out it is not aimed at the PB it is part of the Motor and Sail syb. That said, the water is the water and the tide is the tide etc etc

Perhaps the RYA PB syb should align itself with the others??

You can learn so much by just talking to other water users either during courses or on the net, like here. It is only by doing these courses do you gain experiance and learn. I have just skippered a 40 yacht in the Fastnet again and did i learn anything, YES. These courses can be practical and/or threoy based. The threory behind a DS course is the same whatever vessel you go to sea in. It is just that some people do not see it that way. A vector is a vector it is just the numbers that are different.

I am fully behind the RYA syb and would recommand doing any of the courses.

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Hi Paul,

Thank you for your reply. I will be in touch to discuss further.
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Paul.
ADV PB with Comm End. does cover you for Cat 3. Cat 3 in a powerboat that is.
I believe that the ADV PB and Coastal Skipp over lap as far as either can be used for up to 20 Miles from a safe Haven. But as we know helming a 48ft motor boat is very different to helming a 40knot RIB. Find it hard to believe that you can use either. Power courses for powerboats and Coastal Skipp/YM for Motor.
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