The RYA Day Skipper theory course is a prelude to the practical Day Skipper Course and equips the aspiring skipper with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day.
In the Day Skipper theory course students are taught the basics of coastal and inshore navigation and pilotage including chartwork, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting, a knowledge of tides and the International Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea. The first time you safely navigate to a new destination will give you an immense feeling of satisfaction. As well as navigation the RYA Day Skipper theory course will give students an understanding of different yacht types and the equipment they carry as well as safety procedures such as distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, life jackets and liferafts.
At Mendez Marine we believe in small classes so that students get the optimum of init from the Instructor to ensure that they have full grasp of the knowledge by the end of the course. Our courses are run either on a 1:1 / 1:2 ratio (£1050 total) or a group of 3 – 4 students (£2040 total).
Whilst we don’t advertise dates for Theory courses we are able to schedule the week before a RYA Day Skipper practical course to ensure your knowledge is fresh for the course.
Hamble School of Yachting run RYA Shorebased theory courses with larger cohorts for £360 per person.
|Pre-course experience||Some practical experience is desirable|
|Assumed knowledge||None but RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship (Online Theory Course) useful.|
|Minimum duration||5 days or 2.5 Weekends|
|Minimum age||16 years|
|Course content||A comprehensive introduction to seamanship, basic navigation, pilotage, safety procedures and Collision Regulations for use in local waters.|
|Ability after the course||Theoretical knowledge of basic seamanship, navigation and meteorology.|
Itinerary: Weekends: 0900 until approximately 1700 each day. Weeks: 0900 until approximately 1700 Monday until Friday
What’s Included: All course materials including RYA Day Skipper theory course notes book DSN05. Morning and afternoon tea. For details of local accommodation establishments please click here.
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Course Dates: Please note that if the dates listed are not suitable for you or you wish to have a course run at a location of your choice we are happy to arrange bespoke courses. Please call us if you would like more information about these options.View all upcoming dates