RYA Day Skipper Theory Course: A Comprehensive Introduction to Navigation

Unlock the world of navigation with the RYA Day Skipper theory course, tailored as an ideal starting point for beginners and those aspiring to become skippers. Dive into a wealth of essential knowledge, covering navigation, chart work, passage planning, weather interpretation, understanding tides, collision regulations, safety procedures, and much more.

Tailored to prepare you not only for confidently navigating the seas but also for advanced certifications like the Yacht Master, this course ensures you develop a strong foundation in seamanship.

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) updates the curriculum to align with the latest technological. The course teaches skills needed to navigate using modern electronic aids found on most cruising boats.

Taught over 40 hours with two exam papers, the course offers a flexible learning schedule. Whether you prefer a one-week period, shorter sessions, or the convenience of distance learning, the RYA Day Skipper theory course adapts to your needs seamlessly. Simply let us know your preference, and embark on your journey towards mastering the art of navigation and pilotage.

Duration 40 hours
Cost £475.00 inclusive of RYA pack
Minimum Age None
Pre-requisites None
Course content 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
Total number of places on Course 6

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