RYA Day Skipper Shore based Theory Course


  • 45 hours

Recommended Previous Experience:

  • Some practical experience desirable

Assumed knowledge:

  • None

Ability after course:

  • Sufficient knowledge to navigate around familiar waters

Course Synopsis

Basic seamanship and introduction to navigation and meteorology. A basic knowledge of lights, weather and IRPCS is also included

The RYA Day Skipper course is a comprehensive introduction to chart-work, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship. Invaluable for learning how to start making decisions on board and if you are considering taking the Day Skipper practical course Students are taught the basics of coastal and inshore navigation and pilotage including chart-work, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting, a knowledge of tides and the International Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea. The first time you will be able to safely navigate to a new destination. As well as navigation the RYA YA Day Skipper shore based course will give you an understanding of safety procedures such as distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, life jackets and life-rafts.

Shore based Theory Dates

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This course is also available as an online course. 45 hours anywhere, anytime.