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TUITION GUIDANCE for SUPER SEVEN / TOP TWELVE BOX SETS
The following is a sample of the expected content of the Tuition Guidance Sheets that accompany both 'Super Seven' and 'Top Twelve' DVD Packs / Box Sets. Of course the current and latest update sheets within the packs are the one's to use. The indication here under will be seen to be for 'Super Seven'. The information is likewise applicable for 'Top Twelve'
Your DVD Player
There is a time reference on the back of each video case, also at each question in the Questionnaires. Some of the videos have running time of up to 180 minutes, so the time coding is provided to make life much easier for you to find the information.
The Equipment You Will Need (both for your tuition and 'on board')
The First 'Super Seven' Video Run Through (The Light Run Through)
The videos should be studied in the following order: 1. Thames Three, 2. Thames Four, 3. Channel One, 4. Channel Four, 5. Channel Three, 6. Channel Islands One & 7. Channel Islands Two (note Channel Four BEFORE Channel Three).
At the end of each video, work through the included Questionnaire and see how many answers you can provide. Write each answer down on paper, or better still in a work note book that you can use throughout your video studies. Number your answers to match up with the question numbers (Q. No.) in the Questionnaires.
To check your answers 'fast forward' each video again, watching out and pausing for the answers as you arrive at the time code, indicated (Hr. M) on the Questionnaires. Though you were not making any special effort to learn at this time, you will be surprised at what you have already learned.
Check on the back of the Questionnaire to see how well you have scored.
Don't worry if you didn't do so well, it's early days… You have only just started. It is not necessary to labour too hard on the Questionnaire answer checking on the first run through. This can be done later when working through one video at a time during the intensive run through.
The most important point of the initial watch through, is to provide you with this (Via. TV) very important ingredient called 'Sea-Time' ... (Experience). This opening broad dose of general boating & navigation information will serve you well to overcome all sorts of problems that might arise in the early days of your boating. The initial faster run through will also provide you with an early overall picture of the tuition involved and what you really need to know to safely take a small craft to sea.
Move on now to the next video and repeat as you have done with the first, and so on until you have completed all seven videos. On this initial run through and as you probably may not have a Nautical Almanac at this stage, you will only be able to find the answers from the videos and the Skippers Handbook. However not to worry, this is all part of the plan.
After the seventh video, you have covered (via. TV), months of 'Sea-time' in a very short time. You will, even now, be much more experienced and safer on the water.
The Second 'Super Seven' Video Run Through (The Heavier Run Through)
Now Use The Questionnaires Fully
If you have no Yacht Chandlery or Chart Agent near to you… contact Kelvin Hughes, Southampton, Tel:(02380) 634911 or Marine Instruments Falmouth, Tel:(01326) 312414 They will be pleased to price and post the Almanac, charts & equipment to you.
Don't be concerned with regard to different makes of chart, in practice if you need to obtain charts on a passage, you may have to make do with what ever can be obtained. Get used to working with any make of chart. All charts are based upon Admiralty Charts. You will see in the videos and on chart C1, that some charts have much additional helpful information printed on them, often printed on the back of the chart. Many Mini Charts of ports and some approach locations will be found in the Almanac. These will be of some help, but you really need to become conversant with the assortment of real charts. Ideally for your studies, ask for a comprehensive almanac. When requiring charts used in the videos, you will see that chart numbers are provided.
The Major Nautical Almanac (Reed's Macmillan)
As the videos run, check out the buoys, colours, top marks, lights etc, match up the symbols on the charts, make a point of discovering (via the Handbook and Almanac) each & every item that you do not understand. You will be meeting much in the videos that will confirm your need for careful study of the Handbook and Almanac information.
Reed's Nautical Almanac Note:
Global Positioning System GPS/Decca Navigator
VHF Radio (You Must Have a Ship Radio Licence For VHF Equipment On Board)
Listen carefully each time the VHF radio is used within the videos. You will begin to discover the format and style of radio contact with shore stations and other craft. New GMDSS VHF radios (Global Maritime Distress & Safety System) are now available. These will soon monitor distress and safety calls automatically on channel 70.
Further details on the GMDSS system can be obtained from the Marine Safety Agency, Spring Place, 105, Commercial Rd., Southampton, SO15 1EG. Tel: (02380) 321231.
Rule Of The Road/Collision Regulations/Steering & Sailing Rules
Common sense will tell you what to commit to memory. Most of the major rules involving small craft when approaching one and other will be found in the Reed's Handbook (pages 93 to 95). If you are a motor boat person as opposed to a sail boat person, do check out the sailing rules, you must give way to sail and the sailing fraternity will respect you no end if they see you understanding their actions.
Knots – Mooring – Anchors & Anchoring
Video Channel Four at Sandwich, Kent, includes an interesting sequence in a tight river, mooring outside of other craft without floating pontoons. The sequence indicates clearly the necessity of getting to grips with this more difficult type of non pontoon mooring.
Your Type Of Boat?
If you already have a boat and doubt its capabilities due to design, age or lack of the required equipment, don't take chances now with your newly acquired knowledge. Soon, with your 'Super Seven' knowledge, your boat will have to keep up with you!
Boat Handling & Rigging
The Professional has to commit to memory information such as Flags and the Morse Code. Even the Collision Regulations has to be almost entirely committed to memory by the Professional. Fortunately this is not the case for the leisure mariner.
There will be times however when action and response is needed fast. To this end specific information should have priority in being committed to memory.
For example two short blasts on the horn. 'I am directing my course to port'. This needs instant understanding & possible action (Skippers Handbook. Sound Signals, Page 107).
With common sense as a leisure mariner, I am sure you are able to decide for yourself what needs to be committed to memory and what needs to be stored very much to hand for quick access.
As you watch the videos, try to separate in your mind what needs to be held for instant action and also what needs to be kept at hand for quick reference. The included Skippers Handbook is ideal for a quick pocket reference.
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Other Tele-Pilot Pilotage Videos
You probably may know that there are currently almost 30 Tele-Pilot videos, containing approximately 60 hours of Pilotage and safe boating information. These include locations and passages in and near to the English Channel, including ports and passages West and out to The Isles Of Scilly. Much further advice to have you SAFER ON THE WATER… FASTER.
While working with Tele-Pilot tuition do get as much time as you can on the water, to put your learning into practice as you go. Obviously reality boating instruction is the best but very few will have the time, or perhaps the money, to receive all the reality instruction needed to be quickly safe on the water. As indicated in Tele-Pilot promotions, for the Leisure Mariner, the speed of reality is mostly far too slow. The best answer, is this mix of fast via T. V. tuition and as much reality as is possible. There is no better combination than Reality, the 'Super Seven' and Tele-Pilot Pilotage Videos generally, for a truly fast, effective and comprehensive Motor Boat or Yacht Tuition.
Both Tele-Pilot and the RYA have the same objective - safety and efficiency on the seas, rivers and in the tideways (Tele-Pilot Safety Almost Immediately -- RYA Safety Growing As You Progress).
When you have completed your 'Super Seven' Tuition, you can of course contact your nearest RYA school and go for your RYA instruction. It is always nice to read your newly acquired skills on an impressive document.
What will have been learned via 'Super Seven' has covered much of the ground needed to achieve RYA certification (Day Skipper, Completed Crew and Yacht Master, etc).
When you have completed 'Super Seven' as directed, with caution & sensible approach You Can Challenge All Aspects Of Coastal & Off-Shore Passage Making.
It needs little debate to agree who will be making those SAFE off-shore passages first.
May I wish you a very pleasant learning and even more exciting times aboard, putting your newly acquired knowledge and confidence into practise.
Do remember to consider the capabilities and seaworthiness of your craft, as indicated, your boat will now have to keep up with your new knowledge and freedom.
Congratulations and thank you for choosing my option of up front and faster tuition.
Captain Gary Williams
Every effort has been made to ensure that information both in the videos and within all information sheets, is correct. Commercial & Leisure Video Productions, the Producer of Tele-Pilot and The 'Super Seven', take no responsibility for any inaccuracies within the series or associated information. Should you use any of the videos in conjunction with your navigation, your attention is drawn particularly to the opening warning roller caption within each Tele-Pilot/Super Seven Video. As clearly stated in the videos, when navigating, you must possess up to date charts and almanacs. The most recent Admiralty Notices To Mariners should always be sought from www.admiraltyleisure.co.uk or from Admiralty Chart Agents.
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