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RYA Day Skipper Theory Over 3 Weekends 1st, 2nd, 8th,19th, & 16th of December

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Event Details

Starts on:01/12/2018 09:30
Ends on:15/12/2018 17:30


This comprehensive 5 day course is an introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers. We equip you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.

The RYA chart plotter has been developed specifically for use on training courses, giving you a realistic insight into electronic navigation. Use of this plotter is an integral part of our Day Skipper shore based course in our Brixham classroom.

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 meteorology
  • 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


There will normally be a small amount of homework set each evening. The course will conclude on Day Four if you are continuing on to a practical course either that day or later; if you are only completing the shore based course it will finish on completion of the examination papers required for certification on Day Five.

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