Rule Of The Road To Rya Day Skipper Standard

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Rule Of The Road To Rya Day Skipper Standard

Kipper Sailing teaches RYA Day Skipper by way of a 9 day, combined theory (shorebased) and practical course, an important part of which is learning the Rule of the Road sufficient to safely skipper a yacht in coastal waters by day and night. This program will provide you with the knowledge to confidently pass the relevant questions in the RYA Day Skipper shorebased course exam and to start putting the rules into practice when you participate in the practical part of the course.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Super Tankers

    • B. 

      Warships

    • C. 

      Fishing Vessels

    • D. 

      Speedboats

    • E. 

      Sailing Yachts

    • F. 

      Commercial Vessels

    • G. 

      Leisure Vessels

    • H. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    It's obviously fundamental that all vessels keep a good lookout by sight, sound and and all other means appropriate to the circumstances and conditions in order to determine if a risk of collision exists. Which of the following actions or procedures are important to ensure that we keep a good lookout?
    • A. 

      Assigning crew members to maintain a lookout in all directions

    • B. 

      Remembering to regularly look astern for overtaking vessels

    • C. 

      Being aware of blind spots caused by sails, spray-hoods, dodgers etc.

    • D. 

      Being especially vigilant when raising and lowering sails, attaching fenders and warps, entering and leaving harbours and marinas.

    • E. 

      Listening out for sound signals

    • F. 

      Using RADAR (if available) in poor visibility

  • 3. 
    You can determine whether you are at risk of collision by taking the bearing of the other vessel with a hand-bearing compass or by sighting across part of your boat, such as a stanchion. If the bearing to the other vessel remains constant then you are at risk. However this method only works if both vessels maintain a steady course and speed. If either or both vessels alter course and / or speed then it can be very difficult to accurately assess the situation. A risk of collision exists if the other vessel in on a ________ bearing.
  • 4. 
    All vessels must at all times maintain a safe speed for the prevailing circumstances and conditions. Which of the following factors should be taken into account when determining a safe speed?
    • A. 

      Visibility

    • B. 

      Traffic Density

    • C. 

      Your vessel's maneuverability and stopping distance

    • D. 

      The state of wind, tide, current and proximity of navigational hazards

    • E. 

      Your vessels draft in relation to the depth of water

    • F. 

      At night, shore lights in the background that can make it difficult to see other vessel's navigation lights

    • G. 

      Your schedule

    • H. 

      The prevailing speed-limit

  • 5. 
    In most circumstances the rules specify that, where a risk of collision exists, one vessel is the give-way vessel and the other is the stand-on vessel. The stand-on vessel should maintain her course and speed in order to allow the give way vessel to correctly assess the situation and to keep out of the way. This does not mean that any vessel has "right of way". Indeed the stand-on vessel may take action to avoid collision as soon as it becomes clear that the give-way vessel is not taking appropriate action and must take avoiding action when it comes clear that a collision cannot be avoided by the actions of the give-way vessel alone. Here anticipation and good seamanship come into play. The give-way vessel must take early and substantial action to avoid the collision. Small alterations of course and / or speed will not necessarily be apparent to the stand-on vessel. Similalry, if the stand-on vessel judges it prudent to take avoiding action, it's manoeuvre must be substantial and should generally be to turn away from the give-way vessel. Does the Rule of the Road give one vessel right of way over another?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

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