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Old 19 October 2013, 04:41   #1
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Is it worth doing the intermediate course or would it be best to go directly to the "Advanced" the advanced gives me night time passage planning over and above what the "Intermediate" gives me.

Prices are comparable, I am leaning towards "Advanced", anyone disagree if so why


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Is it worth doing the intermediate course or would it be best to go directly to the "Advanced" the advanced gives me night time passage planning over and above what the "Intermediate" gives me.

Prices are comparable, I am leaning towards "Advanced", anyone disagree if so why


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Knowlwedge required to level of Day Skippper for the Intermediate and Yachtmaster Coastal for the Advanced
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Depends on why you are doing it. I did the advanced course skipping the intermediate as I met the prerequisites and the end game was to get the adv PB commercially endorsed ticket. If I had been doing it for fun and personal enjoyment (the skills learnt do make you boating more fun) I would have done the intermediate first and then the advanced a year later.

Also are you planning to do any night time boating?

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+ 1 for Chris's comments, I did intermediate last weekend really enjoyed and learnt a lot particularly passage planning, I think you have to have day skipper theory as well as VHF, first aid etc as prerequisite to do advanced, for Intermediate. It's preferred for but as long as you have basic knowledge of charts, tides, plus VHF that will be sufficient

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Depends on why you are doing it. I did the advanced course skipping the intermediate as I met the prerequisites and the end game was to get the adv PB commercially endorsed ticket. If I had been doing it for fun and personal enjoyment (the skills learnt do make you boating more fun) I would have done the intermediate first and then the advanced a year later. Also are you planning to do any night time boating? Chris -- Tigga - Avon SR4 Rescue with 40hp Yamaha 2 stroke
Chris, I do tend to push the boundaries of the evening light when returning back to port during the early and late summer, I do have the pre reqs for the advanced

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In that case I would definitely go for advance
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