RYA Day Skipper Theory

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.

Pre course experience:  None

Minimum duration:  A 40 hour online course with two exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive week-long course, or by distance learning.

 

Minimum age:  16

Course content:

  • 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

Cost:  $675pp