RYA Day Skipper Shore Based Theory £259
This is a 40 hour course offered over 3 weekends, or evenings, or individual tuition at a time chosen by you.
We offer the option for you to select three weekends from our course dates to pick the weekends that suit you best. If you select this option this there is an additional £40 on your course fees.
The course fee includes the RYA Day Skipper Theory Pack: the training charts, the training almanac, the RYA electronic chart plotter and other learning materials.
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.
No previous experience is necessary however some practical experience will be helpful. This course is a first step in becoming a skipper: the course is a must for anyone planning to undertake the RYA Day Skipper practical course.
Your instructor will be happy to discuss and suggest any suitable pre-course reading with you . Just give Rosy a call 07825311569 or send a text and we’ll get back to you.
Next RYA Day Skipper theory Weekend Course
Course one 2018:
Six days over three weekend, starting Saturday 6 January 2018
Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 January
Saturday 20 & 21 January
Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 February
Course two 2018:
Six days over three weekends, starting Saturday 24 February 2018
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 February
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 March
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 March
Next RYA Day Skipper Theory Evening Course in October 2017:
The evening course will run over 16 evenings, on a Tuesday, starting on Tuesday 16 October 2018. The evening start at 6.30 and finish at 9.00pm
This is a popular course so please contact Rosy for more details and availability on 07513846229 or email: email@example.com
We also provide individual tuition for the RYA Day Theory Skipper course which can be undertaken both at weekends and during the week. These can be held either at our location or yours, whichever suits you best!
These start from £105 per day if held in Edinburgh. Just just us a call or send a text for more details.
Course topics include:
This will provide you with a grounding in essential navigational skills. The course will cover traditional and electronic navigation. This will cover marine charts, tide tables and sailing almanacs.
We teach you chart work covering plotting your position with dead reckoning, estimated position, and a position fix. You will learn how plot a course to steer in tidal waters, calculate tidal heights and tidal streams.
The course will introduce you to understanding the weather, weather forecasts, and how to make decisions based on this information.
Rules of the Road
A key responsibility of a skipper is to understand the rules of the road. We will cover all aspects of these rules from stand on and give way, lights, sounds and day shapes.
Safety at Sea
The skipper is responsible for the safety of themselves and their crew. This course teaches you the safety equipment available on boats and how it is to be used.
RYA Day skipper theory course