Duration: 2 days ¬£230
Course information and content
At first glance the syllabus reads as very similar to Level 2. The key difference though is the level to which each subject is covered and the practical application of the skills and knowledge developed. The course will address directly the use of electronic aids such as GPS, looking at the integration of these aids with techniques such as ‚ÄúThe railway track‚ÄĚ, ‚Äúthe spider‚Äôs web‚ÄĚ etc.
This course includes:
- Basic pilotage and passage planning for small boats.
- Chartwork balancing the use of GPS and use of charts in a small craft.
- Correct use of GPS (XTE (cross track error), SOG (Speed over ground), BTW & DTW).
- Other areas such as tides and weather.
Kit and Clothing
Swansea Watersports supplies a range of technical equipment including waterproofs and buoyancy aids. However you are very welcome to bring your own if you wish.