RYA DAYSKIPPER & YACHTMASTER THEORY ONLINE COURSES

RYA DAYSKIPPER & YACHTMASTER THEORY ONLINE

The RYA Dayskipper and Yachtmaster Theory 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 and as a result have teamed up with SkippersOnline to provide you with an online option.  Please do read on before booking to ensure this is the correct course for you and a link to a taster course is given below.

The Dayskipper and Yachtmaster Courses are separate courses and should be approached in order.  Further information about the courses is given below.  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 of the course 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 but 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 otherwise known as Yachtmaster Theory is the next step after the Dayskipper Theory, refining the skills learnt and focussing 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 who are looking to undertake 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