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 6 days)

  • Monday 6th July 2020  Due to Covid-19 restrictions this course is now full

Evening classes:

We are taking bookings for this winters evening classes which commence on Wednesday 23rd September 2020. The course runs every Wednesday for 22 weeks from 1900 through to 2100 hrs with breaks matching the school terms  Book Now

Hybrid Course

As an alternative to attending our classroom or doing a remote e-learning course we also offer a third option, our Hybrid course  Hybrid Course

Course Content:

  • 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

Our package includes:

  • Classroom + tea, coffee and biscuits šŸ™‚
  • Two RYA practice navigation charts
  • RYA exercise book
  • RYA Day Skipper shorebased notes book
  • Access to online student resource page
  • Classroom use of PC with RYA electronic Training Plotter installed 

Venue:  Willow Farm, Waltham Lane, Harby, Leicestershire, LE14 4DB

Prior knowledge: None, although some experience desirable

Course Duration: 40 hours learning plus two assessment papers

Award: RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course Certificate

Cost: Ā£299.00 + RYA Student Course pack Ā£58.50

A Ā£50.00 deposit secures your place Book Now

What our students say

Mark S. Mark Davis, principal and instructor at Ashore Sailing, has a wealth of experience and technical knowledge which he imparts with great clarity and good humour. He adapts his teaching style and methods to the needs of the students, and has the patience of a saint, nothing is too much trouble for him in ensuring each student absorbs and understands theory and practical application. Ashore is a great set-up run by great people.

Stephen. Liked it? I liked it a lot! Thanks for being a cool teacher.

Paul. I really enjoyed the day skipper theory course with ashore sailing. Marks enthusiasm for sailing and navigation is infectious. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced not only as a skipper but also as teacher and instructor. His boating anecdotes had us all laughing and smiling and made the course days fly. Marks encouragement has me considering doing some more courses beyond day skipper which i never would have thought possible before hand. Mark and Debbie where great hosts and kept the mint teas, coffees, mulled wine and hot water flowing throughout the three weekend. I am looking forward to sailing with Mark and the rest of the crew on the day skipper practical at Easter.

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