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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.


Type Start date Finish date Schedule Exam
PRESENTIAL 07/09/2020 18/09/2020 From 09:00 to 13:00


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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