RYA Online Day Skipper Theory

The RYA Online 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.

What's Included: 

All course materials including RYA Day Skipper theory course notes and a plotter and divider set

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Supporting Books: 

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Next Step: 

RYA Day Skipper Practical (sail) or RYA Day Skipper Practical (motor) 


This course is run by sailingcourseonline.co.uk, to book this course please contact Hamble School of Yachting on 02380 452 668 or tuition@hamble.co.uk


Eight months access to the course which is extendable for a small fee, Course Pack, Training Almanac, Plotter and Dividers, Email and phone assistance by qualified instructors and Postage to mainland UK (surcharge applies for overseas)

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Duration: 40 hours plus exam time. PC and Mac compatible

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: Online £289

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