RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

Typically 45 hours
Previous Experience Required:
Some practical experience is desirable
Course overview:
A comprehensive introduction to seamanship, basic navigation, pilotage, safety procedures and Collision Regulations for use in local waters
What's Included:
All course materials including RYA Day Skipper Shorebased notes, Training charts, Training almanac, Exercises & information.
At sea

The RYA Day Skipper theory course is a prelude to the practical and equips the aspiring skipper with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day.

In the Day Skipper theory course students are taught the basics of coastal and inshore navigation and pilotage including chartwork, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting, a knowledge of tides and the International Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea.

The first time you safely navigate to a new destination will give you an immense feeling of satisfaction. As well as navigation the RYA Day Skipper theory course will give students an understanding of different yacht types and the equipment they carry as well as safety procedures such as distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, life jackets and liferafts.

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