Interested in attending your RYA Day Skipper Theory this winter? Find out what’s involved
After a great summer of sailing with warm weather and perfect winds, a lot of people will have enjoyed sailing with friends or perhaps have attended their RYA Competent Crew course. You may have been sailing in the Med and like the idea of chartering a boat next season. To do this you need to have successfully completed the RYA Day Skipper practical course.
Unsure how to go about getting your RYA Day Skipper?
The RYA Day Skipper can be broken down into two parts, RYA Day Skipper Theory and RYA Day Skipper Practical.
RYA Day Skipper Theory classroom based
The RYA Day Skipper Theory course can be completed in two ways- a traditional classroom based course or as an online course.
The RYA Day Skipper Theory classroom-based course is taught over 40 hours. Equinox Sailing carry out instruction for the RYA Day Skipper Theory classroom-based course over 8 weeks of 3-hour weekly sessions, between 18.30-21.30, and one intensive weekend of two days from 09.30-17.30. The course fee includes all training materials- Equinox Sailing is pleased to be able to provide access to a series of refresher videos that accompany the course, enabling students to refresh key areas of the course after class and before the final exams. Along with the classroom sessions there will be homework set each week to clarify the taught material and enable students to put the theory into practice. All students should allow for an additional 2 hours per week for self-study.
During the RYA Day Skipper Theory course the instructor will be available by phone or email should the student have any questions.
For more details please visit the RYA Day Skipper Theory page on our website.
RYA Day Skipper Theory Online
The RYA Day Skipper Theory course can also be completed as an online course. The online version of the course also requires 40 hours of study, but provides the opportunity of completing the course at a students’ own pace and in their own time. The RYA Day Skipper online course is a comprehensive course, including all training materials. The course is split into 12 sections so you can complete a section then move onto the next one. For a demonstration of the RYA Day Skipper Theory Online course please follow the link.
During the RYA Day Skipper Theory Online course the instructor is available by phone of email should the student have any questions.
For more details please visit the RYA Day Skipper Theory Online page on our website.
Once you have completed your RYA Day Skipper theory course, why not consider getting more sailing experience before attending your RYA Day Skipper Practical.
Ways to get more sailing experience
Yacht or dinghy racing can be a great way to improve your skills and to put into practice the ones you already have. We race regularly so if you’re interested visit our ‘Yacht Racing’ page for more details about getting started.
Join a sailing club
Find a local club and get involved, boats owners are always looking for enthusiastic crew and many clubs are looking for Skippers to become part of club events. Dinghy sailing is a great way to improve your sailing skills as you have to rely on your senses rather instruments so it becomes natural allowing you to enjoy it more and concentrate on other skills such as like navigation and crew management.
Unsure which RYA Course is right for you? Contact us on 020 7002 7676 or [email protected] to discuss your previous experience or your next sailing goals.