Day Skipper Theory
£295 per person
(Group rates available)
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RYA Day Skipper Theory Shorebased Training Course
A comprehensive introduction to navigation and safety for inexperienced skippers.
The RYA Day Skipper Shorebased 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.
We are continually updating our courses to take into account developments in technology and the electronic navigation aids now available on many cruising boats.
In conjunction with the UK Hydrographic Office we have developed a chart plotter specifically for use on training courses, giving you a realistic insight into electronic navigation. Use of this plotter is an integral part of our Day Skipper shorebased course.
The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers.
Course topics include:
the basics of seamanship
the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
plotting a course to steer
weather forecasting and meteorology
construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts