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Course provided by Pacific Sailing School
Located at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.
Student Instructor ratio: 1 to 10
Course Duration: Classroom 5 days
Online 45 hours
Course certificate and materials included
Cost: 5 day classroom theory $1290
Online $695

RYA Syllabus

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Theory Course

  • 45 hours
    Recommended Previous Experience:
  • Some practical experience desirable
Assumed knowledge:
  • Essential Navigation and Seamanship
Ability after course:
  • Sufficient knowledge to navigate around familiar waters
  • It is important to complete the theory before the Day Skipper Practical
Course Synopsis

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

  • RYA Day Skipper Pack (RYA Day Skipper Shorebased notes, RYA Day Skipper and Watch leader Exercises and questions, Training charts 5 & 6, 2b pencil, rubber, sharpener)
Not Included:
  • Navigation Handbook $45
  • Weather Handbook Southern hemisphere $40
  • Training Almanac Southern Hemisphere $18 (not required if RYA ENS if completed)
  • Collision & Regulations $25
  • Plotter & Dividers $50
  • Courier Charge to PSS $20

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 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.


RYA Day Skipper Online Theory

Check out the Day Skipper Online Course, run in partnership with Above and Beyond Boating. Contact us now for more info.

$695 includes

  • Day Skipper pack
  • Notebook, 2b pencil, sharpener, rubber
  • Almanac (not if complete RYA ENS)