RYA Day Skipper Course
Published 12:03 on 12 Oct 2021
The Royal Yachting Association Day Skipper theory course provides 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.
Course topics include: 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 and emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and life rafts.
The course will be taught over 40 hours with two exam papers. It will on Thursday evenings from 1830 to 2130 starting on 13 January 2022 and last for 12 weeks. The cost will be £300 per person, which includes all the materials required from the RYA (excluding pencils, chart plotter and dividers).