Theory Skills Refresher

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Refresh Your Memory For Sailing Theory

What is a ‘Theory Skills Refresher’ session?

Many sailors have over time taken some form of shore-based theory course – whether it be ‘Day Skipper’ or ‘Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster’ level. But, like so many things in life that we learn, if we don’t keep using those new skills on a regular basis we can soon forget what we have invested a considerable amount of time and money in gaining in the first place.

When teaching practical courses we are often spending our evenings on board the yacht revisiting subjects from the theory syllabus, often in some depth. Many students comment on the fact that they did once ‘know all this, honest!’

So, rather than worry about whether your theory skills are up-to-date and if you can remember the difference between a Course to Steer and a Projected Estimated Position why not take the opportunity to have a Theory Skills Refresher session?

You don’t need to resit the whole course for the level you are at, after all, you already have the certificate. Instead, we offer bespoke refresher training courses from one day onwards that will cover the key topics you wish to be refreshed on.

Popular requests include:

  • Chartwork
  • Electronic Navigation
  • Tides and Secondary Ports
  • Weather for Sailors
  • Passage Planning


Training can be delivered in the comfort of your own home, at the office after work, or if you are close to Penzance why not join us at our own facilities?

Passage Planning is an ideal Theory Skills Refresher subject

Call now to discuss your requirements

Whatever level you are at, the first step is to contact us and talk. We will gain an understanding of your requirements and make some suggestions to help you become more competent and safe with your sailing and so free you up to concentrate on enjoying your pastime more. Don’t delay – send us an email or pick up the phone and call….

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