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Day Skipper Theory Online


Day Skipper Theory Course Online is an introduction to the theory of yachting, the basics of seamanship and essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage.

Previous experience:  None.

Duration: 50 hours approximately

The courses are taught by SkipperOnline, a center recognized by RYA for specialized courses in online courses.


Type Start date Finish date Schedule Exam
Day Skipper Theory Online 26/04/2021 07/05/2021 16-20pm

Week 1: 26/04/21 to 30/04/2021

Week 2: 03/05/2021 to 07/05/2021

Conditions and requirements

Prices includes:

  • 14 lessons
  • More than 30 quizzes and exercises that check your understanding of each topic
  • 1000s of 3D images, animations, videos, downloadable resources and external references
  • Instructor Support 7 days a week
  • 12 months access
  • Unlimited exam attempts
  • RYA Course Completion Certificate when you’ve passed your exams
  • 2 RYA Training Charts
  • The RYA Training Almanac
  • Course Handbook



Course topics include:
-Seamanship basics.
-Coastal navigation and pilotage essentials.
-Electronic charts.
-Plotting a course to steer.
-Weather forecasting and meteorology.

-Tides and tidal streams.
-Collision regulations.
-Construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat.
-Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, etc.
-Safety harnesses, lifejackets and life-rafts.

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