RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course

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. 

Course prices & availability:

Are you a club, family, group or training centre?

We specialise in running training for clubs, centres and groups therefore we bring the training courses to you (any UK location). 

We charge one flat rate (+ mileage at government rates + basic accomodation fees for those located outside of a 50 mile radius from Poole, Dorset) for any number of students from 1-10. The more students you put on the course, the more cost effective it is for you!


What do you need to provide?

A classroom or dry teaching area with adequate space for the number of students on the course, tables, chairs and a white board. 

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


Group Course fees: 

  • £1000-00 + VAT for up to 5 students (just £200pp**) + student packs* at £45p.p.
  • 6 - 10 students - first 5 students £1000 then £100pp for each additional student + student packs* at £45p.p.


* 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. 


** Course fee breakdown worked on maximum numbers & based on us coming to your location within a 50 mile radius from Poole, Dorset (outside of this area will incur a standard government mileage rate charge).  



Please email us on info@marine-education.co.uk with the dates you're interested in. 


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


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