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.