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.

This is a 5 day course run from our shorebased classroom.

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
  • Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

RYA Day Skipper Theory course price

Shorebased course (5 Days)


  • 5 days tuition
  • Provisions for lunch
  • Training Charts
  • Use of plotters, dividers and other training materials

Does not include

  • Accommodation, breakfast and dinner
  • Flights and transfers


  • 5 days
Contact us to book £400 Per person
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