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RYA Day Skipper Theory

This theory based course is a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers. This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day.

Course topics include; the basics of seamanship, the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage, chart work, 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, life jackets and life rafts. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising. The course is taught over 40 hours with formalised exam papers as assessment.

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