RYA Day Skipper theory

Online and classroom courses

RYA Day Skipper theory course

Overview

Sunsail’s RYA Day Skipper theory course is a fully comprehensive five-day course, taken either 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 Sunsail online RYA Day Skipper theory course is offered through Sailing Course Online, 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.

Full Course details

Pre-Course 
Experience
Some practical experience is desirable although not essential.
Assumed Knowledge
None
Duration
40 hrs study
Course 
Content
Seamanship
Coastal navigation and pilotage
Chartwork
Electronic charts
Position fixing
Plotting a course to steer
Weather forecasting and meteorology
Tides
Collision regulations
Ability after Course
This course equips you with enough knowledge to understand how to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising. Successfully gaining your certificate will enable you to confidently progress with your Day Skipper practical course.

Where to take this course with Sunsail

Portsmouth, UK

Online

Online RYA Day Skipper Theory

Sunsail online courses

The Sunsail online theory course is delivered by Sailing Course Online, 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 Sailing Course Online, a pack including the Day Skipper theory course book and practice charts are sent to you once you are registered on the course. 

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.

What's Included
• Quality Portland plotter and dividers so you can do your chart work
• RYA Training charts 3 & 4 and RYA Training Almanac
• RYA Day Skipper Northern Hemisphere Exercise book
• RYA Electronic Chart Plotter software / simulator
• Unlimited access to qualified RYA Yachtmaster shorebased instructors (via email, phone, Skype and FaceTime)
• All charts, books and equipment are sent by courier on a next day service in your free Sailing Course Online Navigation bag.
• 8 months course access, with the ability to extend if required.
• Access to the online course after passing your exams, great for revision or as an aide memoire
• All exams are included in the course fee, along with unlimited re takes

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

Sunsail Classroom RYA Day Skipper Theory

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.

Classrom courses will be taken in Portsmouth from our sailing school in Port Solent Marina.

What's Included
• RYA Training charts 3 & 4 and RYA Training Almanac
• RYA Day Skipper Northern Hemisphere Exercise book
• RYA Electronic Chart Plotter software / simulator
• An RYA instructor in the classroom with you to teach, help and guide you through the course syllabus
• All exams are included in the course fee, along with unlimited re takes

Please note you will need to bring wiith you paper and pen/pencils (2B), eraser, and dividers / Bretton or Portland plotter. 

2020 Shore based course dates

11th April 

2nd May 

27th June

18th July 

29th August

19th September

24th October

21st November

Accommodation for shorebased 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 which are around a 15mins walk from the marina or the Village Hotel around a 10min drive. We are also able to offer accommodation on board the Sunsail yachts here in Port Solent. On board accommodation costs £25pp per day and is offered subject to availability. 

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