RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

Course Duration:5 days
Prior Experience:some sailing experience preferred

The RYA Day Skipper Theory Course will introduce you to navigating using both a nautical chart and electronic chart plotter. You will learn about coastal navigation, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, using tide-tables and creating a pilotage plan. You will also discuss safety equipment, correct distress procedures and the essential 'rules of the road'. 

You will learn how to plan ahead for a day sail - including passage planning and meteorology and becoming familiar with essential seamanship skills. On the successful completion of the course you will receive an RYA Day Skipper Theory certificate.


Our RYA Day Skipper Theory courses run over 5 days in our dedicated classroom overlooking the river Hamble in Port Hamble Marina. Most courses run Saturday - Wednesday afternoon.

Learning in a group classroom environment is fun and offers a way to make new sailing friends as well as pick up anecdotal support information, and ask the instructor questions. 

Alternatively consider our popular 9-day Combined RYA Day Skipper Theory & Practical, where the practical course follows straight on from the theory course, allowing you to put your newly learned skills straight into practice! 

Cost: £399pp

What is included: Training materials, practice charts and almanacs, instructor, dedicated class room, pencil and rubber and light refreshments. RYA Day Skipper Theory Certificate. Please bring a notebook & pen.

How To Book:
Download the booking form and email to us, and contact us to pay by card or bank transfer. Please note there is a minimum of 3 course participants required. 

Day Skipper Theory Booking Form

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Joining Instructions

For more information contact our shore-support team on 023 80 456 360 or email info@sailinglogic.co.uk.

Next Step:

After completing the Day Skipper Theory Course you will be ready to join the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course to put all the skills you have learnt into practice. 

Course Dates

5 Day RYA Day Skipper Theory £360 

September 2-6 (Sat-Wed)
September 23-27 (Sat-Wed)

9 Day Theory and Practical Combined

Oct 21-29


2018 DATES

Day Skipper Shorebased £399

17-21 February

17-21 March 

14-18 April

5-9 May

14-18 July

18-22 August

15-19 Sept

13-17 Oct

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Combined Day Skipper

9-day combined RYA Day Skipper Theory and Practical £885  

September 2-10 (Sat-Sun) 
Sept 21-Oct 1 (Sat-Sun)

2018 DATES

RYA Day Skipper Combined 9 day Course £899

17–25 February

17-25 March

14-22 April

5-13 May

14-22 July

18-26 August

15-23 Sept

13-21 Oct