Posts Tagged ‘Solent’

Dawn over Portsmouth, the Spinnaker Tower on the left.

Only one more month of the RYA fasttrack Yachtmaster course to go before the final exam.  The challenge in these last weeks is to keep focused and 100% engaged despite being very familiar with the sailing area (The Solent) and the manoevres and navigation.

I’ve had the privilege of crewing for four other candidates during their exams (3 passed, 1 unfortunately failed) which has allowed me to see how the exams are conducted, and the demands and the pitfalls.  The biggest dangers are exam nerves and complacency. (more…)


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