RYA Day Skipper theory

RYA Day Skipper theory course

Overview

Sunsail’s RYA Day Skipper theory course is a fully comprehensive, five-day course, either shore-based in the classroom or online. The classroom course is available from our UK Sailing School in Port Solent, Portsmouth on selected dates throughout the year. The online course is offered through NAVATHOME, which enables you to complete the course online, from the comfort of your own home.

The RYA Day Skipper theory course is a recognised qualification covering chart work, tidal systems, seamanship, meteorology and collision regulations.

The course also deals with coming in and out of the harbour and the factors to consider when looking for an anchorage. 

The course aims to teach students how to apply theoretical knowledge to their practical sailing skills and is recommended prior to taking the Day Skipper practical course.

Where to take this course with Sunsail

Portsmouth, UK

Online

Why take this course with Sunsail?

The RYA Day Skipper Theory course will illustrate how to safely get in and out of the harbour, as well as the factors to consider when looking for an anchorage.

The classroom course is offered over five days, you will gain a full RYA qualification alongside the knowledge and understanding of chart work, seamanship, meteorology and collision regulations. The courses start on Saturday at 9am until 17:00 on the following Wednesday.

Over five days or 40 hours, you will gain a full RYA qualification alongside the knowledge and understanding of chart work, seamanship, meteorology and collision regulations.

You will need to purchase A4 pad and pen/pencils (2B), eraser, and dividers / Bretton or Portland plotter. 

The online theory course is delivered by Navathome, a RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training. The online course can be completed in the comfort of your own home with full support from the instructors at NAVATHOME , a pack including the Day Skipper theory course book and practice charts are sent to you once you are registered on the course. For a free trial of the online course click here

On completion of the course you will have sound knowledge of tidal systems and how to apply your knowledge to your practical sailing skills. You will also have an invaluable insight into how to make decisions on board and stay safe out at sea.

By booking a RYA Day Skipper theory or Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore online theory course you are agreeing to Navathome.com terms and conditions. 

Full Navathome terms and conditions here

2019 Shore based course dates

Available Dates at Portsmouth base:

19th January

6th April 

 

Accommodation for classroom courses

Accommodation for the duration of the theory course is not included however there are hotels available nearby such as the Premier Inn or Marriott hotel 10mins walk from the marina or the Village Hotel around a 10min drive.

NAVATHOME - Your information

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with Navathome via www.navathome.com. This training website and database is held and maintained on a secure server. Navathome is an RYA training centre which specialises in online navigation training and will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.

Your payment information will be collected by Sunsail on behalf of Navathome. This information is collected by Sunsail and is not passed on to any other organisation. Payment information for the purpose of logging you into the Navathome admin will not be retained once the payment is made. Your name and email address will be entered on www.navathome.com in order to create your user account. Your postal address will be provided in order to send your student pack. You will have access to the site for six months in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Navathome and may be available to Sunsail who may have access to the Navathome database. This period maybe extended should you wish to extend your course access.

On completion of your course, your name and email will be retained by Navathome for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows Navathome to record your certification. Your Instructor will not hold any information for the purposes of Navathome student support after this date. Please note that this agent may hold information to enable provision of other training not associated with the Navathome course.

Should you not complete the course in the given time frame, your name and email will be retained by Navathome for the purpose of recording details of the course. This information allows Navathome to retain a record of coursework you have completed.

If you would like your personal data removed from www.navathome.com prior to the end of your access period or at any time before you have completed your course, you can request it by email. Please contact [email protected] giving your name and email address and the course you would like to delete. Please note that if you request deletion of your account before you have completed your course, your access to the course and records of your progress will be lost.

If you would like details of your online course removing from the Navathome database when you have completed the course, please email your request to [email protected] giving your name and email address. Please note that removal of course details from the Navathome database, means that any certification gained as a result of this course will not be verifiable by Navathome, nor would Navathome be able to help with a replacement certificate.

Full details of how Navathome will deal with your personal information is given in the Navathome terms and conditions.

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