Day Skipper Shorebased

This course is next stage up from the Essential Navigation & Seamanship shorebased course.  It is designed specifically for those who wish to undertake the Yachting Day Skipper Practical Course or the Intermediate Powerboat Day Cruising Course.  The aim of this course is to provide the background knowledge for participants to be able to navigate and skipper a yacht or fast powerboat by day.

Course Syllabus

  • Seamanship
  • Position Fixing
  • Plotting Courses to Steer
  • Weather Forecasting
  • Collision Regulations

We provide:

  • Training Charts
  • Textbook
  • Sample Questions
  • Test Papers

What to Bring

  • Plotter
  • Dividers
  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Eraser
  • Notebook.

Online Course

The Day Skipper Theory Course is delivered by Navathome, a RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training. Upon booking, a website link and password will be sent to you. Please allow one business day to recieve this. You will be tutored /supported by an experienced RYA instructor. The cost of the programme is €400. The contract is between and the student and please note that by booking this course you agree to the terms and conditions of Navathome available here. To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with Navathome via This training website and database is held and maintained on a secure server. Navathome is an RYA training centre which specialises in online navigation training and will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course. Please review the full details of this here.

Classroom Course

Course 1: Saturdays (9.30am-5pm) and Wednesdays (6.30-10.30pm)

Saturday 13th (9.30am-5pm), Wednesday 17th (6.30-10.30pm), Saturday 20th (9.30am-5pm), Wednesday 24th (6.30-10.30pm), Saturday 27th (9.30am-5pm), Wedneday 31st (6.30-9.30pm)

Saturday 3rd (9.30am-5.30pm)

Course Fee: €499. Includes a hot cooked meal every Wednesday evening, all course notes, books, papers and complimentary tea and coffee.

Reduce the Cost of Training - DaySkipper All-In-One

Reduce the cost of training with our Yacht Training Discount Scheme. We are delighted to offer the Day Skipper Practical Course and Day Skipper Shore Based Theory Course for the combined price of €950 when you book both programmes together, in additon we also have further training discounts. More details...


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