RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

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RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

Event Details

This event finished on 30 September 2019

RYA Day Skipper Theory Course (Shorebased)

ONLINE BOOKING AVAILABLE  – Please scroll down the page to book the RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

We provide the course via three routes:  In the classroom face to face, virtually live via Zoom or online at your own pace.  We can add additional courses to the schedule so please contact us to discuss course options and dates.

If you would prefer to take the course at your own pace online please visit our online course page – Online Day Skipper Theory


The RYA ‘Day Skipper Theory’ course will allow you to learn the knowledge to skipper your boat on short coastal passages.

The course will run over 6 days.  You get plenty of time to really understand the content and ask questions.  If you undertake the course via Zoom this may be slit into half days or similar.

It is taught by Dom, our Chief Instructor, who is known for his relaxed and approachable personality.  He prides himself on finding new ways to teach the course content keeping it as interactive as possible for a theory course. You’ll see Lego models, model boats and inflatable globes!  He also appreciates a good coffee break so we provide plenty of biscuits to aid brain power.  Dom is a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster for sail and power boats.  He works full time around the water instructing and also skippers a variety of commercial boats.  He uses relevant and up to date examples to illustrate the theory.

Course topics for the RYA Day Skipper Theory Course include:

Basics of seamanship, boats, and equipment on-board

Essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage.

Chartwork, electronic charts, position fixing, plotting a course to steer.

Weather forecasting and meteorology, tides, collision regulations, basic introduction to night lights

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

Pre-requisites and requirements:

We will expect you to have been boating for a few days but please call us to book a place or discuss the suitability of this course.

You will receive a course pack including training charts and course books.


We can schedule this course over three long weekends if that is preferred, please contact us with suggested dates.


Bookings are no longer available for this event.