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Day Skipper Theory

RYA Day Skipper Theory is taught over 24 weeks in the evenings at our Club House.

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.

The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers.

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​​


View the Day Skipper Theory syllabus for course content here.

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Click here for course dates and application form.


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