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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Conditions and requirements
You don’t need any previous course to start with the Day Skipper Theory Shorebased Course.
Course topics include:
-Coastal navigation and pilotage essentials.
-Plotting a course to steer.
-Weather forecasting and meteorology.
-Tides and tidal streams.
-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.