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RYA Day Skipper Theory



The RYA Day Skipper Theory course is a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced or rusty skippers. The RYA Day Skipper theory courses are often taken by yachtsmen and crews working on board yachts and motor cruisers as well as leisure sailors looking to develop their skills for racing or day sailing. This course is delivered by Navathome or Sailing Course Online, RYA Recognised Training Centres specialising in online training and equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day, it also includes a basic knowledge of lights to introduce you to night cruising. A comprehensive course pack is included, as well as two exercise charts, course handbook, exercises workbook, full size course plotter, brass dividers, and the RYA Training Almanac.

Assumed Knowledge: None, Beginner

Course content: The basics of seamanship, Essentials of coastal navigation, pilotage, chartwork, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, electronic navigation, weather forecasting and meteorology, tides and tidal streams, collision regulations, lights and shapes, cruising boat construction, parts and equipment, emergency and safety procedures, Life-jackets, harnesses and when to use them

Ability after the course: RYA Day Skipper Theory course gives the candidates the ability to navigate in coastal waters in yachts during the day and night

Course expiry: There is an initial access period of 6 months which is plenty of time to complete any of the courses offered. Your access can be extended at any time for up to two years after your access runs out for an admin fee of £45

How do I get my log in details for the online course? Once we have received your booking, we will enroll you on the Sailing Course Online website. Sailing Course Online will send you an e-mail with your log in details. Please note: If you book this course out of office hours (08:30- 16:30 Monday- Friday) there may be a delay in sending you your log in details. Upon booking on to this course, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions: Sailing Course Online terms and conditions

Course Duration: 40 Hours

Exam Duration: 3 Hours (Approx.)

Course Materials Provided: RYA DSAP Student Pack, including:

  • Course Notes
  • Course Exercises
  • Assessment Papers
  • RYA Training Chart 3
  • RYA Training Chart 4

Recommended Reading:   

  • RYA G158 – Yachtmaster Scheme Syllabus and Logbook
  • RYA G6 – Navigation Handbook
  • RYA G7 – Navigation Exercises
  • RYA G2 – IRPCS
  • Admiralty Publication – NP5011 Symbols and Abbreviations used on Admiralty Paper Charts

RYA Recognised Training Center Delivering The Qualification: Urban Truant

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