Day Skipper Theory Power and Sail

This course is a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers and is an essential preparation for our RYA Day Skipper Practical course. The Day Skipper Theory Course is divided into three weekends.

The first weekend, part 1 includes:
Day 1
  • Seamanship
  • Chart Familiarisation
  • Tidal Heights
Day 2
  • Tidal Streams
  • Secondary Ports
  • Position Fixing
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Estimated Position

The second weekend, part 2 includes:
Day 3
  • Course to Steer
  • Using the GPS
  • Chart Work Exam 
Day 4
  • Buoyage & Pilotage 
  • Safety
  • Meterology
  • Passage Planning 
  • Collision Regulations  

The third weekend, part 3 includes:
Day 5
  • Passage Making
  • General Exam

Course Objective: You will be able to navigate around familiar waters by day

Course Assessment: Two exam papers

Prerequisite: Competent Crew Practical or Equivalent Experience

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Course Reviews

Really great course, great structure. Everyone was really nice and welcoming.

Johnny was friendly, patient and completely supportive. He gave me confidence in my own ability. Definitely worthwhile and would highly recommend this course.

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