Cookies Show more

Like most websites we uses cookies. In order to deliver a personalised, responsive service and to improve the site, we remember and store information about how you use it. This is done using simple text files called cookies which sit on your computer. These cookies are completely safe and secure and will never contain any sensitive information. They are used only by us.

The RYA Day Skipper Theory course provides a comprehensive introduction to chartwork, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship.  By the end of the week you should have the theoretical knowledge to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day. It is recommended you complete this course prior to doing the RYA Day Skipper practical course.

Key learning points: seamanship, coastal navigation and pilotage, chartwork, electronic charts, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting and meteorology, tides and collision regulations.

This course is classroom based.


The Next Steps: This course provides the background knowledge required to undertake the RYA Day Skipper practical course. 


Recommended Reading

International Regulations for Prevention of Collisons at Sea (G2)

RYA Navigation Book (G6)

RYA Navigation Exercises (G7)


← Back to Theory

Course Information

Duration: 5 days 

Time: 09.15-17.00

Minimum standard: Some practical experience is desirable

Minimum Age: 16yrs.

Check dates, prices & book