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RYA Day Skipper Theory

RYA Day Skipper Theory

Ref: DST

A comprehensive introduction to navigation and seamanship for aspiring skippers of sailing and power driven vessels. This course is a mandatory pre requirement for all Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper and Yacht Master Practical Courses in Sailing and Motor Boats.

Unlike other schools our price includes all course materials, exams and the use of navigational equipment. Your course tutor is Mike who has over 30 years experience teaching on the water.

Our next RYA Day Skipper Theory course is running over 2 weekends Sat/Sun 13/14th and 20/21st January 2024 - FULLY BOOKED. The course is run at Leigh on Sea Sailing Club. Cost is £350.

Course topics include:

  • Basics of seamanship
  • Essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
  • Chartwork
  • Electronic charts and GPS Use
  • Position fixing
  • Dead Reckoning 
  • Estimated Position
  • Plotting a course to steer
  • Weather forecasting/Meteorology
  • Tides
  • Collision regulations
  • Construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
  • Essential Safety Information
  • Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts
Price: £350.00