RYA Day Skipper Theory Course



This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day and is therefore essential if you are planning to do your Day Skipper practical course. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising. No previous knowledge is required, but we do cover a lot of ground, so if you are new to this please ensure you put all the dates in your diary, as you will be expected to catch up with anything you may have missed.

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

It will be run as an evening class on Wednesday evenings from 1930 – 2130, for 22 weeks from 3 Oct to 27 Mar. Dates are as follows:

Oct 3, 10,17

Oct 24 – half term no training

Oct 31

Nov 7,14,21,28

Dec 5,12,

Dec 19, 26 Christmas break – no training

Jan 2,9,16,23,30

Feb 6,

Feb 13 – half term no training

Feb 20, 27

Mar 6,13,


Assessment: Mar 20, 27


Cost £250

As the bookings are electronic, places are allocated on a first come, first served basis and so I cannot hold places. Last year this course filled up very quickly so I recommend booking early as there is only 12 places.

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