RYA Day Skipper Theory Course
£275 single candidate
£440 joint course
£37.90 instrument pack
Day Skipper Syllabus
Beginning with simple chartwork and nautical terminology, the course progresses through to tidal predictions, buoyage recognition, position fixing (including GPS), steering and sailing rules, weather patterns, and navigation in fog and at night. The emphasis throughout the course is upon personal safety, including the use of man-overboard equipment, lifejackets, flares, VHF and GMDSS.
As the course draws to a conclusion, all these subjects are combined in a demonstration of practical passage planning, giving sufficient knowledge for conducting your own coastal passage or similar passage.
The course material includes 10 study modules which are provided on CD, Training charts , Training Almanac, personal tuition, RYA Day Skipper shorebased assessment and certificate.
The course is based on 40 hours of study. Full tutor support is provided for 12 months.