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RYA Day Skipper Theory Course


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A comprehensive introduction to the theory of yachting. This RYA Day Skipper Theory 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 navigation.

Duration: The course is taught over 40 hours with two paper exams during 5 intensive days.

After this course you will be ready for the Practical Day Skipper Course. 5 days onboard with only 4-5 students and a RYA instructor.

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Type Start date Finish date Schedule Exam
SHOREBASED 15/11/2021 18/11/2021 9:30 - 18:30
SHOREBASED 07/03/2022 17/03/2022 15:00 - 19:00
Monday to Friday

Conditions and requirements


You don’t need any previous course to start with the Day Skipper Theory Shorebased Course.


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.


At the end of this course, if you pass the written exam, you will obtain a Day Skipper Theory Certificate.

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