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RYA Day Skipper Theory Course 

The Day Skipper theory course is invaluable to those who want to start making decisions on board.


A comprehensive introduction to chartwork navigation meteorology and the basics of seamanship. Invaluable for learning how to start making decisions on board and if you are considering taking the Day Skipper practical course.


The syllabus covers the most comprehensive introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology, and basic seamanship. This is a perfect follow up from the RYA Essential Navigation course.

You will obtain the theoretical knowledge required to skipper a small craft safely by day in familiar tidal waters.


This course is a positive step towards obtaining your RYA Day Skipper practical qualification and eventually the prestigious RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore. 

You will cover ALL the theory you need for the RYA Day Skipper Theory Course. 


This course covers:

  • Seamanship

  • Coastal Navigation and Pilotage

  • Chartwork

  • Electronic Charts

  • Position Fixing

  • Plotting a course to steer

  • Weather Forecasting and Meteorology

  • Tides

  • Collision Regulations


And a lot lot more! 

More Information

Required Experience: None (RYA Essential Navigation course would be an advantage)

Minimum Duration: 40 Hours plus exams

Minimum Age: None 


Price Includes:

  • Course Material

  • RYA Chart Pack

  • RYA Navigation table

  • Certificate


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