Day Skipper

Practice Chart Work

The RYA Day Skipper shorebased course follows on from the RYA Essential Navigation and Safety Course. The Day Skipper shore-based course is ideally suited to prospective new skippers. The skills learnt on this course are essential for those wishing to continue with the RYA Training Scheme and complete the RYA Day Skipper Practical  course. Upon successful completion you should have sufficient knowledge and understanding to navigate around familiar tidal and non tidal waters by day.

Next Course Dates: 

Intensive course (Run over 5½ days

Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th, Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th November, Saturday 2nd concluding Sunday 3rd December 2017

Evening classes

  1. Commence Tuesday 26th September 2017 & ending Tuesday 20th March 2018. Classes will run on Tuesday evenings  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm with breaks matching the school terms. Full
  2. Commence Wednesday 27th September 2017 & ending Wednesday 21st March 2018. Classes will run on Wednesday evenings  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm with breaks matching the school terms. One place left


23 Stathern Lane, Harby, LE14 4DA

Course Content:

Day Skippers receive their Certificates

  • Nautical terms
  • Safety at Sea
  • International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
  • Chartwork
  • Tides
  • Course to Steer, Estimated Position
  • GPS
  • Aids to Navigation
  • Passage Planning
  • Pilotage
  • Meteorology

Prior knowledge: None, although some experience desirable

Course Duration: 40 hours learning plus two assessment papers

Award: RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course Certificate

Cost: £255.00 + RYA Student Course pack & training Almanac £45.00

A £50.00 deposit secures your place