RYA Day Skipper Theory course – Online

Client:      Aspiring Skippers

Dates:       Enrol anytime

Info:          On Line course plus lots of materials.

This course is provided by Navathome.com, a RYA training centre specializing on online training. You will be their student.  You will be tutored/supported by an experienced RYA (Discovery Sailing) instructor working on behalf of Navathome.com.

This course 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.

Duration 40 hours typical plus assessments

Material provided  RYA Student pack – notes, almanac, charts

Student:Instructor Ratio you and me

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.

No experience necessary –

Once payment is made, we will set you up with a login and password on the site http://www.navathome.com

Your printed course material, a plotter and chart dividers will be sent to you by Courier.