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The RYA ‘Dayskipper Theory’ course will allow you to learn the knowledge to skipper your boat on short coastal passages.
The course will run over 6 days to allow you plenty of time to really understand the content and ask plenty of questions.
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, having relevant and up to date examples to illustrate the theory.
Course topics 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.
We provide 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.