Online Course

RYA Online Dayskipper Theory Course

LOCATION Online

LEVEL: Beginner

TIME TO COMPLETE 40 hours

COST * 350,-

THIS COURSE IS HOSTED BY ONE OF OUR SELECTED PARTNERS

Dayskipper theory course

Advanced training for more experienced skippers to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages

A comprehensive introduction to chartwork, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship.

The RYA Day Skipper online theory course is ideal for inexperienced and aspiring skippers.  

The Day Skipper course equips you with sufficient knowledge to navigate safely around familiar waters by day plus a knowledge of lights to introduce you to night cruising.

Developments in technology and electronic navigation aids now available on most cruising boats is also included.

Invaluable if you are considering taking the RYA Day Skipper practical course and for learning how to start making informed decisions on board.

  • Assumed knowledge
    Some practical experience is desirable.

  • Duration
    A minimum of 40 hours of course study time is specified by the RYA, plus time for exercises and exams.

  • Ability after course
    Background knowledge to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day.  

Syllabus

  • Chart Familiarisation

  • Tidal Heights

  • Tidal Streams

  • The Compass & Position Fixing

  • Dead Reckoning & Estimated Position

  • Course to Steer

  • Electronic Navigation

  • Buoyage

  • Pilotage

  • Passage Planning

  • Meteorology

  • The Collision Regulations

  • Safety & Protection of the Environment

Trip includes

RYA Coastal : Yachtmaster Theory
Example lesson day skypper – dead reckoning and estimated position: