RYA DAYSKIPPER & YACHTMASTER THEORY ONLINE COURSES

RYA DAY SKIPPER & YACHTMASTER THEORY ONLINE COURSES

Navigation charts for Day Skipper and Yachtmaster CoursesThe RYA Day Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory online courses are important courses to accompany your practical training.  We run these courses in the classroom (see here – Dayskipper & Yachtmaster Classroom Courses) but we understand that it can be difficult to allocate six days in the classroom.  We have therefore searched for an online course provider we were happy with.  As a result we have teamed up with SkippersOnline to provide you with an online option.  To help you decide if this is the right course for you further information and a link to a taster course is given below.

The Dayskipper and Yachtmaster Courses are separate courses and should be approached in order.  If you wish to buy both courses at the same time then a discount is available.

BOOK ONLINE DAYSKIPPER OR YACHTMASTER THEORY COURSE WITH SKIPPERSONLINE

 

RYA Dayskipper Theory (Shorebased) Course:

The RYA Dayskipper Theory (Shorebased) Course is a great course to increase your navigation and safety knowledge.  It is a perfect step on from the Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course and prepares you for more Advanced Powerboat Courses or the Dayskipper Practical course on Motor Cruisers & Sailing Yachts.  The aim is to equip you with sufficient knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day and to give you the confidence to move onto practical courses.   The course also includes an introduction to lights in preparation for a night exercise in more advanced practical courses.  It is suitable for both sailors and motor boaters.

Course topics include: the basics of seamanship, the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage, chartwork, electronic charts, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting and meteorology, tides,  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.

An example lesson on the online course provided by SkippersOnline is shown here – Example Lesson

 

There is no requirement to buy additional books to complete the course.  If you wish to then you may find one of the following books useful:

Sail – Dayskipper Sail – Paperback or Dayskipper Sail eBook      Power – Dayskipper Motor – Paperback or Dayskipper Motor eBook

or Introduction to Navigation or Introduction to Navigation eBookRYA Navigation Handbook or Navigation Handbook eBook

 

RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory (Shorebased) Course:

The RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Course is the next step after the Dayskipper Theory.  During the course you will refine the skills learnt and focus on advanced navigation and meteorology.  The course alongside the practical gives you the skills towards undertaking longer passages offshore.   The course is suitable for those planning to take the Advanced Powerboat Course or the Yachtmaster offshore practical courses and exams. It is suitable for both sailors and motor boaters.

Course topics include:  position fixing, course shaping and plotting, tidal knowledge, use of almanacs and admiralty publications, electronic position finding equipment, taking and interpreting forecasts, plotting weather systems, weather predictions using a barometer and by observation, collision regulations, customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad

An example lesson on the online course provided by SkippersOnline is shown here – Example Lesson

BOOK ONLINE DAYSKIPPER OR YACHTMASTER THEORY COURSE WITH SKIPPERSONLINE