RYA Day Skipper Theory Online Course 

  • Ideal for those who want to attend their RYA Day Skipper Course
  • Pre Requisite for the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course

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This course will equip you with essential knowledge to prepare yourself for the Day Skipper practical course. This course includes lots of navigation, meteorology, collision regulations, and safety procedures.

Our enthusiastic instructors will guide and coach you to gain the necessary experience in chart work and navigation, through our interactive online course.

By the end of the course, you will have the essential knowledge to participate in a Day Skipper practical course where you will transfer everything you have learned on the theory course into practice.

The course is delivered online so you can learn at your own pace from the comfort of your own home. At the end, there is a final assessment. You will receive a pack with all of the equipment & publications necessary for the completion of the course posted by us, and you will be supported by one of our Yachtmaster instructors throughout the course.

Some practical experience is desirable
Duration40hrs Online Study (Approx)
  • Basic seamanship
  • Coastal navigation and pilotage
  • Chartwork
  • Electronic charts
  • Position fixing
  • Course to steer
  • Weather forecasting and meteorology
  • Tides
  • Collision regulations
  • Construction, parts, and equipment of a cruising yacht
  • Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, life jackets, and life raft
Ability after Course
  • Knowledge to navigate in waters which you are familiar with.
  • Introduction to Night Navigation
  • Knowledge to participate in the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course
Certificate Granted
(upon successful completion of final assessment)
RYA Day Skipper Shorebased
Price319 €
What’s Included
  • 12 Months of access to the theoryMode interactive website
  • 7 days/week support by RYA Yachtmaster Instructor
  • RYA Training Charts ( x2 )
  • RYA Training Almanac
  • RYA Day Skipper Handbook
  • RYA Day Skipper Course Exercises
  • Plotter & Dividers
  • 2 ropes for knots practicing
  • RYA Day Skipper Assessment
  • RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Certificate ( upon successful completion)
  • Worldwide Delivery of the Theory Pack
  • Charts, publications, and equipment will be posted by theoryMode

Next Steps After the RYA Day Skipper Online Course

The holders of an RYA Day Skipper theory certificate can consider themselves ready for the RYA Day Skipper practical course.

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