RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

 

RYA DAY SKIPPER THEORY COURSE – TO BE RUN AS AN EVENING CLASS 2017 – 2018

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

The course will be run on a Wednesday evening, from 1930 -2130 for 22 weeks:

Dates are:

Oct 4, 11,18
Oct 25 – half term no training
Nov 1,8,15,22,29
Dec 6,13,
Dec 20, 27 Christmas break – no training
Jan 3,10,17 24,31
Feb 7,
Feb 14 – half term no training
Feb 21, 28
Mar 7,14,

Assessments: Mar 21,28

The cost of the course is £250.

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