RYA Day Skipper Theory

This is an intensive five-day theory course, intended for people who are complete beginners or those who have some practical experience of sailing or navigation. The 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.

Course topics include:-
• The basics of Seamanship
• The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
• Chartwork
• 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

There will be some work to be completed in the evenings and at the end of the course there will be two examination papers to complete.

If you are looking for a brush-up or a good introduction to navigation, this is an ideal course. If you are a crew member or partner who doesn’t usually sail or navigate, but would like to learn, this is a great starting point.

2018 Course Dates

19 – 23rd Feb

19 – 23rd Mar

Duration

5 days

Price

£320.00

What is included?

Included in your course fee:

Additional Information

There are no additional course costs.

Please note this course is non-residential. If you would like to arrange accommodation nearby, please see our information page for some suggestions.

Ability after course

This course will give inexperienced skippers a comprehensive introduction to cruising.

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.

Minimum entry standard:  no prior knowledge required.