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RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

Prometheus Sailing's RYA Day Skipper theory course is a fully comprehensive five-day course, taken either in the classroom or online.

The classroom course is available from our sailing school in Port Solent, Portsmouth on selected dates throughout the year.

Our online RYA Day Skipper theory course is offered through Sailing Course Online, which enables you to complete the course online from the comfort of your own home.

In the Day Skipper theory course students are taught the basics of coastal and inshore navigation and pilotage including chartwork, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting, a knowledge of tides and the International Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea. The first time you safely navigate to a new destination will give you an immense feeling of satisfaction. As well as navigation the RYA Day Skipper theory course will give students an understanding of different yacht types and the equipment they carry as well as safety procedures such as distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, life jackets and life rafts.

Cost

£489 - Classroom

£295 - Online

 

Online RYA Day Skipper Theory

The Prometheus online theory course is delivered by Sailing Course Online, a RYA recognised Training Centre specialising in online training. The online course can be completed in the comfort of your own home with full support from the instructors at Sailing Course Online, a pack including the Day Skipper theory course book and practice charts are sent to you once you are registered on the course. 

On completion of the course you will have sound knowledge of tidal systems and how to apply your knowledge to your practical sailing skills. You will also have an invaluable insight into how to make decisions on board and stay safe out at sea.

What's Included
• Quality Portland plotter and dividers so you can do your chart work
• RYA Training charts 3 & 4 and RYA Training Almanac
• RYA Day Skipper Northern Hemisphere Exercise book
• RYA Electronic Chart Plotter software / simulator
• Unlimited access to qualified RYA Yachtmaster shore based instructors (via email, phone, Skype and FaceTime)
• All charts, books and equipment are sent by courier on a next day service in your free Sailing Course Online Navigation bag.
• 8 months course access, with the ability to extend if required.
• Access to the online course after passing your exams, great for revision or as an aide memoire
• All exams are included in the course fee, along with unlimited re takes

 

By booking a RYA Day Skipper theory or Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore online theory course you are agreeing to Sailing Course Online booking terms and conditions. 

 

 

Prometheus Classroom RYA Day Skipper Theory

The RYA Day Skipper Theory course will illustrate how to safely get in and out of the harbour, as well as the factors to consider when looking for an anchorage.

The classroom course is offered over five days, you will gain a full RYA qualification alongside the knowledge and understanding of chart work, seamanship, meteorology and collision regulations. The courses start on Saturday at 9am until 17:00 on the following Wednesday.

Over five days or 40 hours, you will gain a full RYA qualification alongside the knowledge and understanding of chart work, seamanship, meteorology and collision regulations.

Classroom courses will be taken in Portsmouth from our sailing school in Port Solent Marina.

Upcoming Classroom course dates

Currently unvailable

 

What's Included
• RYA Training charts 3 & 4 and RYA Training Almanac

• RYA Day Skipper Northern Hemisphere Exercise book

• RYA Electronic Chart Plotter software / simulator

• An RYA instructor in the classroom with you to teach, help and guide you through the course syllabus

• All exams are included in the course fee.

Please note you will need to bring with you paper and pen/pencils (2B), eraser, and dividers / Bretton or Portland plotter.