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Cost £405

  • 40 hour shore based course
  • Gain certificate in intermediate navigation
  • Price per person
  • For enquires please contact wimbledonpark@merton.gov.uk

This 40 hour shore based course which is an essential pre-requisite for the RYA Day Skipper course. This is a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced sailors. This course will supply candidates to navigate around familiar waters by day with a quick introduction to night cruising.

Course Content:

  • Chart work
  • Tidal heights and tidal streams
  • Buoyage
  • Collision regulations
  • Meteorology
  • Basics of seamanship
  • Electronic navigation
  • Pilotage and passage planning

Pre requisites

  • 17 years of age 

What to bring

  • Note pad, pencil and pen
  • RYA Day skipper theory hand book

Where to go

Wimbledon Park Watersports Centre
Home Park Road
Wimbledon
SW19 7HX

We recommend using public transport to get here.

Driving

Sat nav post code SW18 5NW takes you to McCluskey's newsagents, on the corner of Revelstoke Road and Elsenham Street, just outside the park.

There is a small pay-and-display car park by Revelstoke Road, but it is often full.

Free car parking is also available at the Wimbledon Park Road entrance (sat nav SW19 6PE). It is a slightly longer walk across the grass to the Watersports Centre.

For more details email wimbledonpark@merton.gov.uk

During the Wimbledon Tennis Championships there is no vehicle access to Wimbledon Park for dropping off and collecting. These parking restrictions may be enforced before the start and after the end date of the championships. Please check the All England Lawn Tennis website for specific traffic restrictions.