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RYA Day Skipper Theory

This course is invaluable for learning how to start making decisions onboard a yacht or powerboat and also to help understand what is going on when others take charge. By the end of the course you will have a sufficient knowledge to navigate a yacht or powered craft around familiar waters by day and night. Our RYA Day Skipper Theory Course prices start from £380.00 per person. 

Suggested minimum
pre-course experience
None but some practical experience is desirable
Course knowledge None but RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship is useful
Course content

The basics of seamanship

The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage


Electronic charts

Position fixing

Plotting a course to steer

Weather forecasting and meterology


Collision regulations

Construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat

Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts. 

Ability after course Theoretical knowledge of basic seamanship, navigation and meteorology
Minimum duration 5 days
Minimum Age 16 years

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