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RYA Day Skipper Theory

12x Wednesday Evenings 1900 – 2130 + 1x Saturday


This course is essential preparation for the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course. You do not need to have had any formal training in navigation or sailing to successfully complete this course.

The day skipper theory course covers the following:

  • A comprehensive introduction to chartwork
  • Tidal heights and tidal streams
  • Buoyage
  • Collision regulations
  • Meteorology
  • The basics of seamanship
  • Electronic navigation including the use of chartplotters and GPS.
  • Pilotage and passage planning

On successful completion you will have enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day and be ready to go for your Day Skipper Practical.

Towards the end of the course you will be given two assessment papers to complete, the first one being a general paper covering collision regulations, buoyage, pilotage etc., and a second covering chartwork.

RYA course materials will be provided. You will also need a set of plotting tools. We can supply these for £25.

Course Dates: Wednesday 16 September 2015 - Please click here to register your interest
Course Length: 12 weeks + 1x Saturday
Course Fee: £400 (includes all RYA materials) + £25 (optional plotting tools)


Last updated 19:06 on 20 July 2017

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