Followers of this blog will know that we have very brutal winters in Cape Breton, especially recently. Followers know this, because I winge on about it all the time. But, despite the endless bombardment of snow, we spent the winter of 2014-15, doing the the RYA Dayskipper Theory course from the comfort of our own living room. Just recently, the course became available to do online, as opposed to a 40-hour, 5 day session. We took the course through Dave at Discovery Sailing once again. It was a created by Navahome.com, and covered a lot of ground. It features quite a few animations to keep things interesting, and we found the the information covered to be presented well and easy to follow.
We would find ourselves making our way through the course, a chapter at a time after the kids were in bed, which took us a few months. By the time we were ready to write the final exam, the topics we had done at the beginning of the course were a bit on the hazy side. After some revision, we shipped the kids off to Port Morien to their Grandparents house, got some breakfast and coffee and cleared the kitchen table to do the evaluation, which could take up to eight hours. Luckily we were all done in about three.