Day Skipper Theory

Overview

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.

We are continually updating our courses to take into account developments in technology and the electronic navigation aids now available on most cruising boats.

The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers as an intensive week-long course.

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

 

Pre-Requisites

No previous experience is needed

 

Itinerary

Monday to Friday 0900 – 1700

Additional information

Certification

RYA Day Skipper Theory Certificate

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If there are no courses scheduled or that suit your itinerary, please do get in touch and we will see if we can work something out.