HOBO YACHTING
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e-mail: jenny@hoboyachting.co.uk

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COURSES



RYA NATIONAL CRUISING SCHEME

PRACTICAL COURSES:

SHOREBASED COURSES:

DAY OR COASTAL SKIPPER COMBINED THEORY/PRACTICAL COURSE

PRICES




DAY OR COASTAL SKIPPER COMBINED THEORY/PRACTICAL COURSE

Hobo Yachting have recently introduced their Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper Combined Theory/Practical Courses – now you can take advantage of the introductory price of £750 for the Day Skipper Package and £795 for the Coastal Skipper Package. Undertake the theory element by distance learning in the comfort of your own home at your own pace of learning, with tutor backup just an email or phone call away. When you are ready move onto the practical course by joining us in the Solent on our beautifully maintained Moody Yacht.


DISTANCE LEARNING THEORY COURSES:

Hobo Yachting have teamed up with Ocean Training to offer the ideal solution for those people who have limited time off work. The theory element of our Day or Coastal Skipper course can be undertaken in your own time, in your own home and at your own pace. A major plus point in our theory course is that if you decide to subsequently do your practical course with us you will have the same instructor for both the theory and practical parts of the course - Ken Campling is a mature, experienced Ocean Yachtmaster Instructor who will be available either by phone or email to offer assistance in the theory course whenever you require it. Our easy to follow theory courses are available in Windows or Mac format and provide step by step instruction with lots of animations and graphics.


  MOODY 422 HAPPY HOBO

START YACHTING & REFRESHER WEEKEND COURSES

A Start Yachting course is a taster weekend and is an introduction to sailing and how a yacht works. More experienced clients are welcome to join us for a weekend sailing in order to consolidate their skills.

The course will cover basic boat handling skills, helmsmanship, sail handling, mooring and ropecraft. HAPPY HOBO's wide side decks and large cockpit make her an ideal vessel for the complete beginner.


COMPETENT CREW

is an ideal introduction to cruising and teaches personal safety, seamanship and helmsmanship to the level required to be a useful member of the crew of a cruising yacht. The course will cover basic boat handling skills, helmsmanship, sail handling, mooring and ropecraft. HAPPY HOBO’S wide side decks and large cockpit make her an ideal vessel for the complete beginner.


DAY SKIPPER PRACTICAL

is intended for those who already have 5 days seatime including 4 night hours sailing and 100 miles and are already at Competent Crew level. The course aim is to teach pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht safely by day in waters with which the student is familiar. The course builds on basic navigation and sailing skills and is aimed at those with little or no experience of skippering. It assumes the level of knowledge which would be attained through the Day Skipper Shorebased Course. The attainment of the Day Skipper Practical Certificate qualifies the student for the issue of the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).


COASTAL SKIPPER PRACTICAL

is for those who are already at Day Skipper Practical level and with at least 300 miles logged, 8 night hours, some skippering experience and who are aiming to skipper a yacht on longer coastal and offshore passages by day and night. The course concentrates on effective passage planning, day and night pilotage, yacht handling in confined spaces under power and sail handling in emergency situations.


YACHTMASTER COASTAL OR YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE PREP

Experienced skippers who require MCA/RYA certification may join us for intensive preparation leading to examination at the end of the course. Coastal skippers must have 800 miles, 12 night hours and 30 days at sea. For holders of the Coastal Skipper Practical Course Completion Certificate the seatime requirement is reduced to - 400 miles, 20 days living on board, 12 night hours, 2 days as skipper. Yachtmasters - 2500 miles, 5 passages over 60 miles including 2 as skipper and 50 days at sea.


RADAR COURSES

Most electronic aids are useful but at best they only do what you can do yourself - albeit somewhat quicker! RADAR can do what no human being can do - IT CAN SEE IN FOG!!

Electronics are now commonplace on many boats and will become even more so in the near future. Position fixing systems, electronic plotters, depth indicators etc etc - all of these help us to get to our destination with a high degree of accuracy and to do so with safety.

GPS receivers are fairly straightforward to operate, and, even if you don’t take advantage of all the wonderful things that they can do, obtaining your position is usually simple. Radar, however, requires proper training in order to utilise its benefits to the full. Operating its controls is one thing but interpreting the picture is quite another and is not easy. There are many text books that can help but there is no substitute for expert tuition whilst on the water.

So, having invested a not inconsiderable sum of money in this wonderful aid, how do you maximise your new investment? Easy - you contact HOBO YACHTING who run a one day course designed to help you understand how radar works, and, most importantly, how to interpret and use the information it gives you. You will learn:

All of our courses can be paid for in Euros if preferred.

PRICES

All of our courses can be paid for in Euros if preferred.

PRACTICAL COURSES

5 DAY R.Y.A. PRACTICAL COURSE
Competent Crew, Day Skipper or Coastal Skipper

£495 (Oct-Apr)
£550 (May-Sept)
 
2 or 3 DAY WEEKEND RYA PRACTICAL COURSE
Start Yachting, Competent Crew or Refresher Weekends
Comp Crew requires 1x3 day & 1x2 day weekend
2 Day Weekend
£195 (Oct-Apr)
£225 (May-Sept)
3 Day Weekend
£340 (Non Bank Holiday)
£370 (Bank Holiday)
 
 
COMBINED THEORY/PRACTICAL
DAY SKIPPER£750
COASTAL SKIPPER£795
 
 
DISTANCE LEARNING THEORY COURSES (windows or mac) 
 
DAY SKIPPER £310
COASTAL/YACHTMASTER£330
 
 
EXCLUSIVE PACKAGES - 5 DAYS - 2 PERSONS£1750 (Oct-Mar)
£1925 (May-Sep)
EXCLUSIVE PACKAGES - 5 DAYS - 3 PERSONS£2010 (Oct-Mar)
£2215 (May-Sep)
 
 
YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE
(5 day course + exam)
                    OR
COASTAL YACHTMASTER
(5 day course + exam)
£600 (+ exam fee) Oct-March
£700 (+ exam fee) April-Sept
 
All prices fully inclusive apart from evening meals/mooring fees/waterproof hire.
 
 
RADAR COURSE One day, practical, at sea course£220
ICC (One day training and assessment)£220
OWN BOAT TUITION (per day owner + one crew)£220

All of our courses can be paid for in Euros if preferred.


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