RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

This Course  is essential as preparation for the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course.  An RYA Day Skipper Theory Certificate will be issued to sucessful candidates.  There are no prior requirements for this course and you will receive the RYA course notes prior to the course to help you prepare.

The RYA Day Skipper Theory course covers the following:

  • Tidal heights and tidal streams
  • Buoyage
  • Collision regulations
  • Meteorology
  • The basics of seamanship
  • A comprehensive introduction to chartwork
  • Electronic navigation including the use of chartplotters and GPS.
  • Pilotage and passage planning

The full Day Skipper Theory course syllabus is here.

On successful completion you will have enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. 

This course may be run over five days consecutively or over three weekends. There is a significant amount of work to be done outside course hours.  There will be two assessment papers to complete, firstly a general paper covering  seamanship, collision regulations, buoyage, pilotage meteorology etc. and secondly one covering chartwork and tides.
Portland plotter and dividers are required, we have some to borrow or we can sell you a set. You just need to bring a notepad.

Course Requirements
No prior knowledge is required, but there will be homework.

The course runs from 0900 to 1730 and includes tea, coffee and biscuits.

This course   leads onto the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory  course and is complemented by the RYA VHF/SRC Radio Course.
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