RYA Day Skipper Navigation Theory Course 

RYA Day Skipper Navigation Theory Course 

Paul at City Sailing explains the essentials and overview of this fun and educational RYA navigation course.


The course can be taken in the classroom or online, we have put some tutorials below to help you with the RYA Day Skipper Course, please subscribe to our YouTube Channel and tell your friends. 

City Sailing Explains Charts and publications
Session 1  

We explain charts and publications, both in reality and the charts you get on the City Sailing RYA Day Skipper Course.

The Compass
Session 1 

City Sailing explains the ships compass, true and magnetic north. It is essential you understand this so it may be worth watching a few times. We go over how to convert from magnetic to true and what devation really is!


We explain how to moor your vessel including Mediterannenan Style Stern to with a video tutorial of Paul in Porus mooring stern-to.


How, where to anchor, types of Anchor. How to know if your anchor is dragging and how to get the anchor back up. 

IRPCS Rules of the Road 

IRPCS Rules of the road, Paul explains the basics of the Rules of the Road for sailing vessels and power vessels, who gives way and who stands on. This is more than enough information for you to understand this part of the ENS Course and the start of Rules of the road in the RYA Day Skipper Course

Tidal Heights 

In this tutorial, we look at how to read a tide table to find high and low water and the times. We find out how and why tides work with the effect of the earth and moon.

We are shown how to use a tidal curve to work out the height of tide for any given time during the day. 

Tides - Tidal Flow  

We explain how tidal flows work, how to fin f out the set and drift of the tide any any place at any time.

Safety - Personal Safety 

RYA Day Skipper Personal Safety 

Vessel Safety 

Vessel Safety 

Safety - Personal Safety 

RYA Day Skipper Personal Safety 

City Sailing Vessel Designs 

We explain vessel designs, displacement, non-displacement vessels, monohulls, Catamarans, Tri Marans, and foiling vessels. This is a great lead-in for stability which is our next topic.