RYA Day Skipper theory Shorebased Course, poole

Duration: 40 hours / 5 days


Who's the course designed for:

This course is invaluable for learning how to start making decisions onboard a yacht or powerboat and also to help understand what is going on when others take charge. By the end of the course you should have a sufficient knowledge to navigate a yacht or powered craft around familiar waters by day and night. This course is recommended for those wanting to brush up on existing navigation and skippering skills and those going on to do the Day Skipper Practical course on sail or powered vessels.

Find out more about the RYA Day Skipper shorebased course on the RYA website.

Course topics include:

  • The basics of seamanship
  • The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
  • Chartwork
  • Electronic charts
  • Position fixing
  • Plotting a course to steer
  • Weather forecasting and meterology
  • Tides
  • Collision regulations
  • Construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
  • Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts. 

What we provide: 

  • A qualified and experienced RYA Shorebased instructor
  • Training charts
  • Plotters
  • Course handbooks
  • Exercises
  • Assessment papers
  • RYA Training Almanacs
  • RYA certificates for successful candidates

Course prices & availability:

Are you a crew, family or group of friends?

We specialise in running private day skipper theory training for groups, friends, crew's and families therefore being able to offer you mutually viable dates to suit your schedule. The 5 days do not have to be consecutive! 

We charge a flat rate for any number of students from 1- 5 or 1-10. The more people that attend your course, the more cost effective it is for you! 

RYA Day Skipper Theory Classroom Course  Duration   Course Fee inc.VAT 

Private Day Skipper Theory Classroom Course for 1 - 5 people

5 days £1200.00 (5 people = £240pp + course pack)

Private Day Skipper Theory Classroom Course for up to 6-10 people

5 days £1800.00 (10 people = £180pp + course pack)


* Day Skipper student pack (includes Assessment papers, course notes, exercises, plotter, practice charts), RYA Training Almanac & RYA certificate fee package at £45-00 p.p. is charged in addition to course fee. 




All our courses are covered by a £1 million Public liability insurance. 


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