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This section deals with the practical aspects of passage making and yacht cruising; from anchoring your vessel to planning overnight passages.……

Anchoring and Mooring

ANCHORS & ANCHORING - THE BASICS

A simple guide to popular anchors and how to anchor securely……..

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ROPES, KNOTS & ROPE-WORK   

A guide to the different types of rope & knots used and their uses……..

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RECAP - SELECTING AN ANCHORAGE

Recap - Easy steps to ensure you drop the hook

in the right place……..

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RECAP - ANCHORING SECURELY

A recap on how to ensure a restful night at anchor……..

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CHART PLOTTER - FRIEND OR FOE

A quick look at GPS, modern chart plotters and how they work with paper charts……..

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GPS & CHART PLOTTERS

This presentation explains how they work, what they can do for us and a ‘best practice’ guide…..

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PASSAGE PLANNING

A practical step by step guide to planning a coastal passage……

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PASSAGE PLANNING - THE BASICS

A guide to the considerations to planning a coastal passage………

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MOORING A BOAT - THE BASICS

This presentation deals with mooring yachts alongside and in marinas…..……..

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SOUND SIGNALS

A guide to important sound signals you may here and what they mean……..

RULES OF THE ROAD - THE BASICS

A guide to collision avoidance and the rules of the road for small craft……..

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Passage Making

Passage Planning

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Local guides & practical passage plans…..

Safety presentations…………….…………..

Tidal calculations………..………………….

Chart work…………………………….………

Pilotage………………………….…………….

Practical seamanship……….………………

Meteorology and weather…………………..

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