Day Skipper Theory

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

2020 Course Date:

Starts Thursday 8 October

Tea, coffee & biscuits provided.


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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