Tutorial Videos


Day Skipper:
Intro to Day Skipper tutorials
01 - The Chart - 13'50"
02 - Rocks, Wrecks and Obstructions - 11'34"
03 - Plotting a position - 17'30"
04 - Magnetic Variation - 7'45"
05 - Deviation - 9'51"
06 - Fixing a position - 15'21"
07 - Tides - 16'55"
08 - Tidal Hour - 9'48"
09 - Tidal Diamond and Tidal Stream Atlas - 15'01"
10 - Leeway - 2'56"
11 - Estimated Position - 12'15"
12 - Course to Steer - 8'49"
13 - Tidal Heights - 11'01"
14 - Secondary Ports - 14'52"
15 - Time Zones - 8'29"
16 - Aids to Navigation Part 1 - 11'01"
17 - Aids to Navigation Part 2 - 10'06"
18 - Aids to Navigation Part 3 - 9'35"
19 - Anchoring - 19'01"
20 - Running Fix - 17'29"
21 - Which Tide Table To Use? Bite-sized Version - 2'53"
22 - Which Tide Table To Use? Day Skipper Full Version - 7'34"
23 - Passage Planning - 26'01"

Yachtmaster:
Intro to Yachtmaster tutorials
01 - The Chart - 13'50"
02 - Rocks, Wrecks and Obstructions - 11'34"
03 - Plotting a position - 17'30"
04 - Magnetic Variation - 7'45"
05 - Deviation - 9'51"
06 - Fixing a position - 15'21"
07 - Tides - 16'55"
08 - Tidal Hour - 9'48"
09 - Tidal Diamond and Tidal Stream Atlas - 15'01"
10 - Leeway - 2'56"
11 - Estimated Position - 13'17"
12 - Course to Steer - 10'05"
13 - Computation of Tidal Rates - 6'34"
14 - Time Zones - 8'29"
15 - Advanced EP - 15'06"
16 - Projected EP - 8'39"
17 - Course To Steer - Two Hour Plot - The works! - 18'50"
18 - Tidal Heights - 11'01"
19 - Secondary Ports - 14'52"
20 - Aids to Navigation Part 1 - 11'01"
21 - Aids to Navigation Part 2 - 10'06"
22 - Aids to Navigation Part 3 - 9'35"
23 - Anchoring - 18'01"
24 - Running Fix - 17'29"
25 - Which Tide Table To Use? Bite-sized Version - 2'53"
26 - Which Tide Table To Use? Yachtmaster - Full Version - 8'08"
27 - Passage Planning - 26'01"

These videos cover the fundamental navigational disciplines in the shore based RYA Day Skipper and Yachtmaster courses. These videos are very popular with RYA students and help them get through their RYA assessments. MCA students use them, too.

To Access the videos – one month £25.00, three months £55.00 – please Click here. This is an automated system where you can register, pay with PayPal and get started straight away. If you do not have a PayPal account and would prefer to pay direct to our bank account, please email info@westviewsailing.co.uk and we will set up an account for you and give you payment details.

We have just added Aids to Navigation Part 2 – Cardinals, Isolated Danger Marks and Emergency Wreck Marking Buoys. And…Aids to Navigation Part 3 – Lighthouses, Sector lights, Leading lights and Light vessels.

The App is dead but if you want to download the videos to your IOS or Android device you can go to Udemy Day Skipper or Yachtmaster, where we have the videos available. Then the videos can be with you at all times no matter where you are.

Stress-Free Sailing – Single & Short Handed Techniques is available from Amazon Click here

Stress-Free Motorboating – Single & Short Handed Techniques will be published on 23rd March, 2017. To pre-order from Amazon Click here

We are working on some weather videos. In the meantime a visit to Frank Singleton’s Weather will reap dividends. When it comes to weather he’s your man.

We also have a handy laminated cockpit card/study aid for Lights, Shapes and Sound Signals. All possible configurations for all types of vessels are contained on the one card – ideal for Yachtmasters. If you have a Colregs exam coming up this is the card you need to use for revision. It comes in an A4 version for the classroom and an A5 version for the cockpit. Website shot as at 22nd Feb 2016 Latest£7.99 inc UK p&p. If you are outside the UK please email for postage costs.


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 “Clear, concise, easy to understand. What I wasn’t able to understand before, I now understand. And now I have passed my Day skipper theory – DS.” “I’m preparing for my OOW level exams and sail bigger ocean going vessels and I find these videos extremely helpful to reinforce the concepts and sometimes they clarify as to what to focus on – HV”

“I watched your video on secondary ports over and over again until it all became crystal clear – your calm sensible approach to dealing with the concept made it all seem so simple – JH”

“Just wanted to say thanks a Million for all the Day Skipper tutorials. I’m part of the Lifeboat crew and a last minute opportunity came up to sit the exam. I can safely say I was struggling with my studies until I came across your videos. So thanks to you I was able to pass my theory in 10 days. Keep up the great work – SS”

ABOUT THE VIDEOS

– If you are studying for Day Skipper, follow the Day Skipper list of tutorials and if you are studying for Yachtmaster, follow the Yachtmaster list.

– Some subjects and disciplines are common to both the Day Skipper and the Yachtmaster RYA syllabus. These tutorials are labelled Day Skipper/Yachtmaster. Those that go to Day Skipper level only are labelled Day Skipper and those that are Yachtmaster level are labelled Yachtmaster.

– We do not include Deviation in Day Skipper chartwork and so neither Estimated Position Day Skipper nor Course To Steer Day Skipper allow for Deviation.

– Secondary Port calculations are not a part of the Day Skipper syllabus. Day Skippers simply need to have an ‘awareness of the corrections for secondary ports’ but there is no harm done in having a good look at the subject and that is why the Secondary Ports tutorial is labelled Day Skipper/Yachtmaster. Secondary Ports are a key part of the Yachtmaster syllabus, of course.

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