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Day Skipper - Intermediate - Ashore Details

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Day Skipper - Intermedicate Sail - Ashore Theory Portion - You will Learn

Sail Trim
Foresail Tell Tales
Mainsail Tell Tails
Trimming the Foresail and Mainsail Together
Understanding Weather Helm and Lee Helm
Weather Helm
Lee Helm
Prior to Reefing, When to Sail Up Wind
When To Reef
Reefing Down
The Foresail
The Main Sail
Mainsail Reefing an Trysail
Approximate Reefing Guide Sailing Upwind
Tips When Under Sail

Docking
The Effect of Wind and Current Direction when Docking
Single "Docking Line" Method of Docking
The Docking Process:  The Skipper's Responsibilities
Using Prop Walk when Docking
Docking Against The Dock
Helms Responsibilities when, When Exiting the Dock
Using Slip Lines (or Warps)
Exiting from a Raft
Locks, Entry and Exit
Picking Up a Mooring Buoy Under Power

Anchoring
Measuring the Rode
Bow Fitted Anchor
Anchor Windlass
Power Driven Windlass
Basic Requirements for a Good Anchorage
Shelter from the Wind and Waves
Room To Swing
Good Holding Ground for the Type of Anchor
Using a Trip Line
Depth of Water for Length of Stay
Know the Direction of Any Current
Anchoring Tips
Anchoring Step by Step Procedure
Retrieving the Anchor

Trailering
Trailer Capacity Plate
Trailer: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
Trailer Hitch
Tongue Weight
The Boat Trailer
Tilt Bed Trailers
Fixed Frame
Boat Trailer Types
Trailer Hitch
Safety Chains
Hooking Up
Towing the Trailer
The Steps required to Launch a Trailer from a Ramp
The Steps to Haul Out
Trailer Maintenance

The International Buoyage System
General Direction of Buoyage
Priorities
Lighted Aids to Navigation
General
Problems Arising from Atmospheric Conditions
Other Problems Encountered when Using Lights
Light Locations
Three Categories of Lights
The Lateral System
Basic Buoys and Shapes
Standard Pillar Buos
Bifurcation Buoys
Posted Command Signs or Warning Signs
Fog Signals
Day Beacons
Beacons in the Buoyage System
Center Channel Marker or Fairway Buoy
Isolated Danger Buoy
Fixed Aids to Navigation
Light Stations
Minor Lighted Aids
Ranges, Sector Lights

The Cardinal System
The Four Cardinal Buoys
Spar Buoys
Lights on Cardinal Buoys
Special Purpose Buoys

Legal Requirements and Collision Avoidance
Small Vessel Regulations
Vessel Registering or Licensing, Canada and USA
Boating Restriction Regulations
International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
Collision Avoidance
Collision Bearings
Narrow Channels
Traffic Separation Schemes
Restricted Visibility
Conduct of Vessels in Restricted Visibility
Manoeuvering and Warning Signals
Vessels in Sight of One Another in a Narrow Channel Fairway
Intentions are not understood
Day Shapes
Lights on Vessels under 50 Meters
Lights on Vessels over 50 Meters

Tides and Currents
Types of Tides
Tidal Range
Chart Datum
Tide Tables
Sample Tide Tables
Currents
Current Tables
Current Graph
Sample Current Tables

Basic Weather
Sources of Weather Information
Interpretation of Weather Forecasts
Other Hazards
What to Expect from Different Weather Patterns
Cold Fronts
Occluded Front
High Pressure Areas
Low Pressure Areas
Wind Scale
Barometer Graph

Passage Preparation
Preparation
Safety Equipment Check Out
Vessel Checkout
Daily Checks
Float or Trip Plan
Addtional Equipment Requirements
Sample Float or Trip Plan

Passage Planning
Basic Navigation Tools and Instruments
Nautical Charts
Navigation Publications
Plotting Your GPS Latitude and Longitude on the Chart Grid
Reading off the Latitude and Lognitude of a Known Position
Using the Compass
The Hand Bearing Compass
Fixing or Finding Your Position
Converting from Degrees Compass to Degrees True
Chart Work
Using the Douglas Type Protractor
Laying off a Course from your New Fix
Ship's Compass
Using and Address to Get You Home
Planning the Passage Notes
Log Sheet

Piloting Tips
Using Transits
Using Back Bearings
Using Danger of Clearance Bearings
Using Turning Points
Usning Your Depth Sounder
Using a Known Safe Course
Using Natural Features as Ranges
Entering a Harbor
Navigating Around Hazards
Don't Miss the Mark
Visual Depth Indicators

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