RYA Day Skipper Theory Shorebased Course
RYA Day Skipper Theory is a shorebased sea navigation course. Understand charts and planning a passage with the tides and weather with safety.
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Need to know how to get your boat from A to B safely?
The RYA Day Skipper Theory Course is an essential 40 hour navigation course that teaches you the basics of coastal and inshore navigation by daylight and pilotage including chart-work, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting, and a knowledge of tides and the International Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea (IRPCS). It is the pre-requisite level of navigation required to prepare you for the RYA Day Skipper Practical course.
NEXT COURSE DATES –
Sunday 11th March – Friday 16th March 2018 – Full
6 Day Split Weekend – Fri 2nd, Sat 3rd, Sun 4th and Fri 9th, Sat 10th, Sun 11th November 2018
Understanding where you can go in your boat is vital. This course will give you the knowledge to feel confident in understanding how to read a chart of the area and the methods used to approach harbours, coastal rivers, including the ever important tidal restrictions for where you can take your vessel.
As well as navigation the RYA Day Skipper Theory course will help you to understand the different yacht types and the equipment necessary to carry on-board as well as safety procedures such as distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, life jackets and life-rafts.