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 DAY SKIPPER THEORY COURSE DATES –
INTENSIVE 6 DAYS SPLIT OVER 2 X 3 DAY WEEKENDS –
Fri 28th, Sat 29th February, Sun 1st March AND Fri 6th, Sat 7th, Sun 8th March 2020 (2 SPACES)
(Must attend all 6 days of the course)
7 WEEKS – 2 EVENINGS PER WEEK 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Monday and Thursday evenings Autumn 2020
Dates include all Mondays and Thursdays between these dates – Monday October 5th – Thursday 19th November 2020 (Spaces)
Full list of all dates for the 7 week course – October dates – Mon 5th, Thurs 8th, Mon 12th, Thurs 15th, Mon 19th, Thurs 22nd, Mon 26th, Thurs 29th, November dates – Mon 2nd, Thurs 5th, Mon 9th, Thurs 12th, Mon 16th, Thurs 19th.
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.