RYA Dayskipper Theory Course

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RYA Dayskipper Theory Course

Event Details

This event is running from 6 November 2017 until 11 November 2019. It is next occurring on 09/09/2019



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.

Price £375.00 per person including all course packs.

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


Ticket Price Quantity
Course Place £375.00 Sold out
This course is provisional - please book a place to express interest -min numbers required to run course £0.00 Sold out

After you have submitted your intended booking, your request will be processed and assuming we are able to proceed with your request, payment details will be emailed to you at the email address you have provided. Bank transfer is our preferred method of payment but we can arrange to take payment by card over the phone or send a PayPal invoice to you. You do not need a Paypal account to settle the invoice using a debit/credit card. We are normally able to process bookings within an hour or two of your submission but occasionally it may take a little longer if we are out on the water. If you have not received information with 24 hrs (and it hasn't happened yet!) please contact us on 01202 901267.