RYA Day Skipper Theory Shorebased
A comprehensive introduction to chartwork navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship. Invaluable for learning how to start making decisions on board and if you are considering taking the Day Skipper practical course.
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.
- Some practical experience is desirable
The basics of seamanship
The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
Chart work and electronic charts
Plotting a course to steer
Weather forecasting and meteorology
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
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
"When you start out as a Fisher you're looking between 2-4% of the total catch which is how we get paid off the top of the catch but 2-4% could be £300 a week, or it could be £1500 a week. It varies completely but I've never been to sea for less than £150 a day."Laurence Gilson