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RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

6-Day Course

RYA Day Skipper theory is run on weekend days over the winter. It covers all the essential things you need to know about navigating a boat safely at sea. It's also what you're expected to know for your International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

Topics Include:

  • reading a marine chart
  • how to use a plotter
  • working out your estimated position
  • planning a course to steer
  • navigation buoys
  • weather
  • tidal heights
  • use a GPS at sea
  • tidal streams
  • safety on-board

Can I do the course online?
Yes you can, but the classroom Day Skipper course has a much higher success rate than the online option. This is because the interaction with other students and the structure created by attending classes makes for a better and broader learning experience. And of course this is not to mention the expertise of Bay Sea School's highly qualified Yachtmaster Instructor! He'll make sure you have fun too.

"What an amazing course and instructor...John Parlane thank you for sharing your expertise and for your patience." Justine 2017

 

Scroll down to bottom of page for a list of useful books for your course.

Refresher
Why not join our next winter course and get back up to speed with everything again. You'll probably make some new sailing friends too.

If you have already done the course with us, you'd be welcome to take part on any of the days for some extra practice. Just let us know when you're coming. There's no fixed charge. We just ask that you contribute whatever you feel the day's participation was worth to you!

Start Learning Navigation Now
There is a really good introductory course available online. It's called 'Essential Navigation & Seamanship' and provides an enjoyable and relaxed way to ease yourself into the more detailed winter Day Skipper theory course.

Another bonus is the free set of dividers & plotter you get with the RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship course pack. The RYA don't include this equipment with the Day Skipper course packs!

Call John if you'd like some advice on which course to do 07721 891 615

Special Private Day Skipper courses & coaching
These can be arranged throughout the year. John has more availability in the winter months outside of the sailing season though. Please get in touch for more details.

Useful books

Buy Symbols and Abbreviations at the RYA Shop

Buy Symbols and Abbreviations at the RYA Shop
Buy RYA International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea at the RYA Shop

Buy RYA International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea at the RYA Shop
Buy RYA International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (eBook) at the RYA Shop

Buy RYA International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (eBook) at the RYA Shop
Buy Portland course plotter and dividers kit at the RYA Shop

Buy Portland course plotter and dividers kit at the RYA Shop
Start Finish Places
Sunday 05/11/2017 Sunday 10/12/2017 12

Pre xmas 2017 - All Sundays

New year 2018 - All Saturdays: Dates to be announced.