RYA Day Skipper Theory

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RYA Day Skipper Theory


RYA Day Skipper theory Course

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About This Course

Duration5 daysMaximum students : instructor10:1
LocationGosportMinimum ageAll ages
What’s includedAll course materials.
Tea, coffee and biscuits.
ExtrasPlotters and dividers available to purchase. Bring notepads + 2b pencils. Lunch can be purchased locally or you can bring your own.
When5 days or weekends, all year 0900hrs – 17.00hrsAccommodationNon residential.
Let us know aboutAny special requirements and needsCost£360.00

Course topics include:

  • the basics of seamanship
  • the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
  • chartwork
  • electronic charts
  • position fixing
  • plotting a course to steer
  • weather forecasting and meteorology
  • tides
  • collision regulations
  • construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
  • emergency and safety procedures including distress calls,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

FEEDBACK – Day Skipper Theory Course – Student Reviews

Extremely enjoyable course, the instructor was very patient which helped tremendously!

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RYA Day Skipper Theory
RYA Day Skipper Theory

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. Each student is able to work at their own pace, ask questions and gain the greatest possible benefit from taking this theory course.

This classroom based course takes place over 2 weekends. The second weekend includes a Friday.

We also offer the RYA Day Skipper theory course as:

Day Skipper Theory Exam
Day Skipper Theory Exam

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 RYA Day Skipper Theory 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.

Contact us if you would like us to run a Day Skipper Theory course in your club or office.

40 hour course