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RYA Watch Leader Course

Sydney - Hobart: 8 days 800 miles - 12-20th October 2019

This Course is for people wishing to take charge of a yacht over 15m, as mate or Watch Leader, on an Ocean Passage. You should have an RYA Navigation course certificate or similar practical experience

At the end of this course, students should have the following skills

Preparation for sea
- Ability to prepare a yacht for sea, including engine checks, selection of sails, securing and stowage of all gear on deck and below.

Deck work
- Reef, change sails, prepare to anchor/moor/get under way

Navigation
- Chartwork, visual/GPS fixes,tides, waypoints, IALA buoyage, maintaining deck-log.

Pilotage
- Execute a pilotage plan, use leading and clearing lines, transits and soundings

Meteorology
- Sources of forecast information, interpret shipping forecasts, understand use of barometer

Rule of the road
- working knowledge of Collisions Regs

Maintenance and repair work
- Able to carry out basic maintenance, change fuel filters, pump impeller, bleed diesel.

Victualling
- Understands how to victual a yacht.

Emergency situations
- Take correct action for recovery of man overboard, knows use of flares and liferaft, VHF and Mayday, helicopter rescue, secure a tow.

General organisation
- Is fully competent to take charge of a watch at sea and in harbour.

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* As a British-registered non-profit organisation, all transactions are deemed to occur in the UK and The Ocean Sailing Club charges membership and product prices in UK pounds, however the club will accept payment in the local currency of where their yacht is at the time. Currently the Club uses the rate of A$1.75=£1

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