RYA Day Skipper Theory online
Course includes practice charts and almanac, plotter, dividers and hard copy text.

The RYA Day Skipper theory course aims to develop your skills in planning and undertaking short coastal passages by day. It will improve your knowledge of seamanship, safety and coastal navigation and is recognised as a world class sailing and boating qualification. It is an important foundation course for coastal navigation and is essential if you are planning to develop your sailing qualifications to coastal or offshore yachtmaster.

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The perfect course for those wishing to go day sailing in either power or sail vessels.
The syllabus for the RYA Day Skipper online theory course is comprehensive. More info?

  • Seamanship:- includes parts of the boat, types of warp, knots, chain, anchoring, tying up, preparation for sea and port or starboard tack.
  • Introduction to chart work:- chart Familiarisation, points of the compass, latitude and longitude, position of an object, using a Portland type plotter, finding position on a chart.
  • Tidal heights and streams:- what causes tides, terminology, tidal height calculations, using tide tables, using the tidal curve, introduction to secondary ports, tidal streams using tidal diamonds and the tidal stream atlas.
  • Position fixing:-, compass variation, compass deviation, position fixing using various methods, dead reckoning and estimated position.
  • Course to steer:- How to plot a course to steer taking into account tidal flow and leeway, how to maintain an accurate ground track.
  • GPS:- Abbreviations and terminology, how to use a GPS, raster and vector charts and updating charts.
  • Buoyage and pilotage:- Available information, identification of buoys and their lights and shapes, using forward and back bearings, using tidal graphs.
  • Safety:- Safety briefs, mayday and rescue, life jackets, abandon ship, actions in fog and radar reflectors.
  • Meteorology:- Weather forecasts, weather systems, global effects, local effects, highs and lows and sources of weather information.
  • Passage planning:- Puts everything together to form a plan for a safe passage taking into account pilotage for entering and leaving marinas and tides, conditions and wind direction for the main passage.
  • Collision regulations:- General regulations, lights, shapes, sound signals, collision avoidance, stand on and give way.
  • Passage making:- Making a longer passage taking into account tidal heights, streams, port entry and exit, weather, ports of refuge, waypoints, crew management and supplies.
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Course cost:- $ 675 Study time :- Approximately 45 hours.
Certification:- RYA Day Skipper theory.
Assessment:- Included and online.

  • RYA Day Skipper certificate on completion. tick
  • No pre course knowledge is required.RYA Theory courses
  • Your RYA pack is sent out at the latest the next day.rya tick
  • Up to two years access to learning materials after completion.RYA Theory courses
  • Help via email, phone or Skype 7 days a week.RYA Theory courses
  • Optional voice over for lessons.RYA Theory courses More info?
    We have provided optional voice overs on our course lessons.

    You can choose which method works best for you e.g. read and watch, read, listen and watch or just listen and watch as the step by step intuitive animated lessons take you towards your theory certificate.
    How it works All our animations have the explanation for each step in clear text so you can, not only read or check back through as many times as you like without having to rewind but, have the text narrated at the touch of a button.
    If you miss something that has been said it is still there in front of you in plain text, moreover, every animated lesson has click forward and back buttons for revision that take you back an exact step so you do not have to search back using an inaccurate slider bar.
    There no video lessons in our course. Click to hide?
  • Free plotter dividers.RYA Theory courses
  • Up to 15% multiple course discounts see prices and booking.RYA Theory courses
  • RYA Day Skipper Theory pack. RYA Theory courses More info?
    Free plotter and brass dividers.
    The RYA course pack containing the RYA course notes, an RYA practice almanac, two RYA practice charts, the RYA plotter simulator and the RYA question paper.
    Connection to the online course.
    Free postage to anywhere in Europe
    Personal help throughout your course from our fully qualified instructors.
    Your enrolment last three years and your initial access last 6 months after which there is a £30 option to renew as many times as you like until your enrolment expires.
    You can put your course on hold if you go through a patch where you are unable to continue. Click to hide?
We help you every step of the way
When filling in answers to RYA questions using our innovative form system, the auto-help feature will give you instant help if your answers are incorrect. This is followed by help from our instructors who will be available from 0700 until 2000 hours seven days a week.
Recently added 'Hint' buttons make it easy to remember the steps required to answer questions and obtain a successful conclusion. More info.?
The animated lessons used in our courses are not matched in any other online course.
They are designed to make learning interesting and questions easy.
Assessment methods within the courses ensure student training is Evaluated, Validated and Recorded.
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 The Navathome.com suite of courses is professionally written by fully qualified RYA instructors with a background in e-learning and computer programming.

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The School Principal is Don Punch who is an RYA Yachtmaster instructor and has a Master Class 5 for power and sail.