RYA Day Skipper Theory

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Duration: 5 Days or 2.5 Weekends
Previous Experience Required: Some practical experience is desirable
Course overview: A comprehensive introduction to seamanship, basic navigation, pilotage, safety procedures and Collision Regulations for use in local waters
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Cost: 2.5 Weekends £360
Cost: 5 Days £360

The RYA Day Skipper theory course is a prelude to the practical Day Skipper Course and equips the aspiring skipper with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day.

In the Day Skipper theory course students are taught the basics of coastal and inshore navigation and pilotage including chartwork, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting, a knowledge of tides and the International Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea. The first time you safely navigate to a new destination will give you an immense feeling of satisfaction. As well as navigation the RYA Day Skipper theory course will give students an understanding of different yacht types and the equipment they carry as well as safety procedures such as distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, life jackets and liferafts.

Itinerary: Weekends: 0900 until approximately 1700 each day. Weeks: 0900 until approximately 1700 Monday until Friday

What's Included: All course materials including RYA Day Skipper theory course notes book DSN05. Morning and afternoon tea. For details of local accommodation establishments please click here

Support Courses:VHF Radio, RYA First Aid, RYA Diesel Engine

Supporting Books: Please click here to view books for sale

Next Step: RYA Day Skipper Practical (sail) or RYA Day Skipper Practical (motor) or RYA Intermediate Practical (powerboat)

Course Dates: Please note that if the dates listed are not suitable for you or you wish to have a course run at a location of your choice we are happy to arrange bespoke courses. Please call us if you would like more information about these options

Online option available

2014 Day Skipper theory - 2.5 Weekends


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1 1st - 2nd February 8th - 9th February 15th February
2 29th - 30th March 5th - 6th April 12th April
3 2nd - 3rd August 9th - 10th August 16th August
4 25th - 26th October 1st - 2nd November 8th November


2014 Day Skipper theory- 5 Days
27th - 31st January 2nd - 6th June 13th - 17th October
3rd - 7th March 28th July - 1st August  1st - 5th December
28th April - 2nd May 1st - 5th September  

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 12:30