Day Skipper Theory 2017-12-17T10:13:57+00:00

RYA Day Skipper Theory

Client:       Aspiring Navigators

Date:        TBA

Info:        40+ hour classroom course

RYA Day Skipper is a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers. This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising. The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers. We teach it as a series of evening sessions, or as an intensive week-long course.

Course topics include:

  1. the basics of seamanship
  2. the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
  3. chartwork
  4. electronic charts
  5. position fixing
  6. plotting a course to steer
  7. weather forecasting and meteorology
  8. tides
  9. collision regulations
  10. construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
  11. emergency and safety procedures including distress calls,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferaft

Fees and Booking

Price $795.00 – including a lot of material, charts, etc.

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