Originally Posted by xs 400
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.