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 27th January through to Saturday 1st February 2020 Book Now

Evening classes:

This winters evening class is fully booked and running but why not be an early bird and book your place on next years 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

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


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