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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 20/02/2023 24/02/2023 9:30 - 18:30 25/02/2023
SHOREBASED 24/04/2023 28/04/2023 9:30 - 18:30 29/04/2023

Conditions and requirements

Language of instruction: English

Minimum age: 16


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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