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Old 11 March 2013, 12:46   #1
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I have been ribbing for 4 years, 2 years ago my son and I took and thoroughly enjoyed the rya power boat level 2 course

I intend to get a bigger boat and fancy doing another course.

I would like to improve my navigation skills, and boating skills, question is do i do the intermediate course, advanced or a completely different course
(I have first aid and vhf licence)

what do we think?
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Old 11 March 2013, 12:56   #2
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Depending on the experience you have gained since your Level 2 course will determine whether you have sufficient skills for the Advanced course. If you don't want a night qualification just go for the Intermediate and focus on the navigation.
The other option if you are keen to go directly to the Advanced course is to go to your favourite training establishment for an assessment prior to deciding on which course to go for.
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Old 11 March 2013, 13:15   #3
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Though not linked to more experience...have a go at the seas survival course...huge fun and gives lots of confidence.

Or dare I say..read up and do some nav practice (theory and practical) and book an advanced course....I'm basing this on seeing you out on the boat.

Do it down this way and I can practice with you. :-)
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I would like to improve my navigation skills, and boating skills, question is do i do the intermediate course, advanced or a completely different course
(I have first aid and vhf licence)

what do we think?
I think that gaining more training will give you greater enjoyment in what you do currently and give you more confidence to expand your horizons which is the main reason I have a RIB.

The assumed knowledge for the RYA Intermediate Powerboat course is Candidates should be competent to the standard of Level 2 with coastal endorsement. t is recommended that attendees acquire a First Aid certificate and VHF operators certificate.

You therefore meet this but I would strongly recommend you do the Essential Navigation and Seamanship shorebased course before hand - you can even do it online. This will make the practical a lot more meaningful and enjoyable.

The assumed knowledge for the RYA Advanced Powerboat course is
Candidates should be competent to the standard of the Intermediate Powerboat course with a thorough knowledge of navigation and chartwork to the level of Day Skipper Shorebased certificate to be soon changed to Coastal Skipper

Therefore the next step should be the Intermediate - too many people make the mistake in going straight to the Advanced - if you aren't confident and confident in navigating during day light - don't think about trying to navigate in the dark.

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If there's anywhere local that offers Coastal skipper/Yachtmaster theory evening classes then that's a good way to go. I'd suggest evening classes rather than an intensive course as it allows time for everything to sink in properly.
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If there's anywhere local that offers Coastal skipper/Yachtmaster theory evening classes then that's a good way to go. I'd suggest evening classes rather than an intensive course as it allows time for everything to sink in properly.
yes - good advice ...there is a lot to take in - I have reached a deal with navathome and now can offer their online courses for both day skipper & yacht master 285 each

if interested let me know

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Intermediate would be my advice and you will get alot out of it .
The online courses Nav at Home being one of the best are very good,I use them as well.It's modular so quite easy to folllow and all your answers are sent to your schools nominated Instructor as well as you getting the answers straight away and also the correct answer .
Alot of schools use Nav at Home so it comes down to who the Instructor is and there own knowledge and how quick they respond , also any additional help they can send you .

Same as choices of Powerboat Schools with the new rules and regs coming there will be less choice as to who can run the intermediate and Advanced courses most of us, have been using coded or local authority licensed ribs that will have better seating bigger ribs and probably better equipped with Electronics and safety kit.
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day skipper theory, 6 days in a classroom well spent! you will learn loads!
I'm just finishing this course lots of very useful and interesting info learnt as part of it
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I'm just finishing this course lots of very useful and interesting info learnt as part of it
i remember that all the way through the course, everybody in the room had an input - telling stories/sharing experiences, that was up until we got to meteorology - nobody in the room had a clue about it and i think those people still dont have a clue!
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