This courses is run over 10 evenings (18:30-22:00) (Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 5 weeks) and then 1 weekend of revision and exams.
RYA Day Skipper Theory Course Content A comprehensive introduction to navigation and safety, this course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.
- Charts and publications
- Tides and how to use them
- Weather forecasting
- Position fixing
- Use of electronic navigation
- Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts
We now have a set of RYA Theory Course tuition videos to accompany all our theory courses
Previous experience required None
Duration 40 hours
Max instructor ratio 12:1
All training materials, Almanac and exams are included.
You will need to bring – Pen, 2B pencil, eraser, paper and a Portland plotter and dividers.
We can provide a Portland plotter and dividers for £20 please mention when ordering
Wondering what to do next?
Why not continue your RYA qualifications and attend a RYA Day Skipper course
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us?
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?