RYA Online Day Skipper Theory
RYA Day Skipper online theory is an enjoyable entry level shorebased course that gives a rounded and practical introduction to the basics of navigation. The course is delivered fully online enabling you to complete it from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. All course materials are provided in a handy navigator’s bag including paper charts, training almanac, shorebased notes, Portland plotter and dividers.
- Place: Online
- Pre-requisites: Some practical experience is desirable but not essential.
- Duration: 40 hours
- Course fee: 349 euros
The fee includes course materials, instructor support and the cost of the exam.
The Day Skipper syllabus is designed to give a new skipper the confidence to plan and safely undertake day time passages. It covers the basics of:
- Coastal navigation and pilotage
- Electronic charts
- Position fixing
- Plotting a course to steer
- Weather forecasting and meteorology
- Collision regulations
It also deals with coming in and out of the harbour and the factors to consider when looking for an anchorage.
Armed with your newly-acquired theory knowledge, you are able to undertake the RYA Day Skipper practical course, which is typically held over 5 days.
Upon completion of both your RYA Day Skipper practical and theory course certificates, you are also able to apply for an ICC (International Certificate of Competence). Holding your ICC means you can bareboat charter a yacht in many countries worldwide.