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.


Course Dates:

Day Skipper Intensive Course: 

22nd 23rd, 29th 30th January 5th 6th February 2022

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Day Skipper Evening classes:

Commence on Wednesday 29th September 2021. The course runs every Wednesday for 22 weeks from 1900 through to 2100 hrs with breaks matching the school terms, FULL

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Day Skipper 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: From Ā£367.50 includes RYA Student Course pack and Training Almanac

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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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