The Rya Day Skipper Theory course is a comprehensive introduction to navigation. This course will provide you with enough knowledge to navigate in familiar waters by day and undertake the Day Skipper practical course. A basic knowledge of lights is included to introduce you to night cruising.
The RYA Day Skipper theory course can be taken as a 5 day course in our classroom at Gosport Marina, as an online theory course or combined with the Day Skipper practical in a 9 day Theory and Practical course.
Some practical sailing experience is desirable before taking this course, we recommend that you take the RYA Competent Crew course to prepare you for the Day Skipper course. There are 2 exam papers at the end of the course and a certificate will be awarded for passing.
This course is non residential however we can provide accommodation on board one of our yachts for a small charge subject to availability.
Held on our barge at Gosport Marina. Contact us if you would like us to run a Day Skipper Theory course in your club or office.
40 hour course
Maximum students : instructor
|Location||Solent||Minimum age||All ages|
|What’s included||All course materials.|
Tea, coffee and biscuits.
|Extras||Plotters and dividers available to purchase. Bring notepads + 2b pencils. Lunch can be purchased locally or you can bring your own.|
|When||Weekends and week days all year 0900hrs – 17.00hrs||Accommodation||Non residential although we may be able to provide accommodation on one of our yachts for £10.00 per night.|
|Let us know about||Any special requirements and needs||Cost||£340.00|
Extremely enjoyable course, the instructor was very patient which helped tremendously!
Mary - Day Skipper Theory Course, February 2012
Day Skipper Navigation Notes included in course pack
The RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Notes has been compiled to complement the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course and draws on the cumulative experience of hundreds of experienced sailing instructors. The techniques shown or described are tried and tested and are suitable for most types of cruising yacht.
This book gives guidance on how to take charge of a yacht for a short passage. Includes planning, crew briefing, safety, boat handling, navigation, etc.
Publisher: RYA · Format: Paperback · Pages: 80 · Dimensions: 210 x 145mm · Edition: 2005 (reprinted: 2011) · ISBN: 9781905104130 · Product Code: DSPCN
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