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    Default Day Skipper Theory - online course

    Can anyone recomend a Day Skipper theory course online? Everything reasonably local to me does not fit my schedule and I can't do a few day intense course at the moment.

    Does anyone have any experience doing it this way or any recomendations.

    Thanks as alays in advance for advice!

    S

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    Hi
    I did a dayskipper theory course and examination by post a few years back with NMCS.(nmcs.org.uk ) Good course with good back up. You can go as fast or as slow as you like. It is different to doing a practical course as you have to get the answers exactly correct so they can see you have understood properly.

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    Another vote for NMCS.... Very good service and back up.

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    Good grief I didn't realise they were still going. Did my skipper's courses with them nearly 30 years ago

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    Top cat cruising / seanavigate

    www.multihull.tv

    Or www.seanavigate.com



    Good guy, helpful and humorous

    hth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulley View Post
    Can anyone recomend a Day Skipper theory course online? Everything reasonably local to me does not fit my schedule and I can't do a few day intense course at the moment.

    Does anyone have any experience doing it this way or any recomendations.

    Thanks as alays in advance for advice!

    S
    There is an alternative! http://www.5starmarine.co.uk/online.html

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    Chichester Maritime was great for me in every way- google them up. Mike

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    I haven’t done the DS but went straight for the coastal /offshore course. I used the no support course provided by http://www.centaursailing.com/ don’t be put off by the tacky website, the modules are far better presented and I recommend them. The course is complete on its own but Alison Noice’s “Yachtmaster” book complements it to give additional info and perspective.

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    I would highly recommend this DVD course:-

    http://www.longbow-uk.com/

    Aside from doing CC, DS & YM in one (plus comprehensive tests), it now also includes electronic navigation charts for the exercises.

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