RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

2nd September 2017

RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

Thursday Evenings 17.30 – 20.00


21st September 2017 until end of February 2018.


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 life rafts


Course £250 plus cost of materials £45

If required Portland Plotter and Dividers £21


Numbers of places limited

Contact: 01482 326421


This course will be followed by some other RYA Short Courses such as Diesel Engine Maintenance, VHF (Short Range DSC), Radar and First Aid (with Cat C Medical Stores).

Please contact Mr Forth at the Academy for further details