RYA Day Skipper online theory is an enjoyable shorebased course that gives a rounded and practical introduction to the basics of navigation. The course is delivered fully online enabling you to complete it from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. All course materials are provided in a handy navigator’s bag: including paper charts, training almanac, shorebased notes, Portland plotter and dividers. Instructor support and the cost of the exams is also included in your course price.
The Day Skipper syllabus is designed to give a new skipper the confidence to plan and safely undertake day time passages. It covers the basics of chartwork, tidal systems, seamanship, meteorology and collision regulations.
Why you should choose this course?
Fast Help Whenever You Need It
Just because your course is online, doesn’t mean the support you get is remote as well. Use the email button in your Classroom for fast help with minor queries or arrange a telephone / video call for a more in-depth conversation.
The instructors who support ‘Sailing Course Online’ are additionally RYA Yachtmaster™ Instructors. They’re 100% committed to giving you friendly and knowledgeable assistance. All exams are manually marked and helpful feedback is provided.
We have been working with our online provider to make the online course more power orientated so don’t be put off by their name ‘Sailing Course Online’.
How to purchase the course:
Purchase the course from the ‘Buy now’ at the bottom. There is nothing to download. When you book we will send you a letter with your user name and password together with your pack and away you go. Your certificate will be posted to you upon successful course completion.
Please note: Login codes and packs are normally despatched the same day Mon – Fri, office hours.
|Pre-course experience||Some practical experience is desirable|
|Assumed knowledge||None but the RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Online Theory Course is useful.|
|Minimum duration||Online approx. 40 hours.|
|Compatibility||All courses will work on a PC or Apple Mac but please check the compatibility box for those which will work on an iPad and other Mobile devices.|
|Minimum age||12 Years|
|Course content||Course topics include:
|Ability after the course||Theoretical knowledge of seamanship, navigation and meteorology and you will receive your RYA certificate after passing the online exam.
Armed with your newly-acquired theory knowledge, you are able to undertake the RYA Day Skipper practical course, which is typically held over 4 days. Click here for course dates and information
Upon completion of both your RYA Day Skipper practical and theory course certificates, you are also able to apply for an ICC (International Certificate of Competence). Holding your ICC means you can bareboat charter a Motor cruiser in many countries worldwide. Click here for the ICC Application form.
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About ‘Sailing Course Online’
This online theory course is delivered by our partner company ‘Sailing Course Online’ who are a RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training. The course content is specifically delivered for an online experience, with bite-sized modules, regular auto-marked tests, and full support from the instructors at Sailing Course Online whenever you need them.Buy Now