Day Skipper Shorebased

The RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course is designed specifically for those who wish to undertake the Yachting Day Skipper Practical Course or the RYA Intermediate Powerboat 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.

If you're looking for a quick online introduction to navigation and seamanship, try the Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course.

Day Skipper Theory Course Syllabus

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

We provide:

  • Training Charts
  • Textbook
  • Sample Questions
  • Test Papers
  • Plotter (classroom course only)
  • Dividers (classroom course only)

What to Bring

  • 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. You'll have 6 months to complete the course, however, this can be extended.

You can book online below or by calling our team on 01 2844195. Please ensure to have read our terms and conditions prior to enrolling.

Classroom Course Dates

2019 Course 1: Saturdays (10am-5pm) & Thursdays (6.30pm-10.30pm) - FULLY BOOKED

  • February: Saturday 2nd, Thursday 7th, Saturday 9th, Thursday 14th, Saturday 16th, Thursday 21st. Saturday 23rd

2019 Course 2: March/April - Tuesdays and Thursdays (6.30pm-10.30pm)

  • March    Tuesday 12th, Thursday 14th, Tuesday 19th, Thursday 21st, Tuesday 26th, Thursday 28th
  • April       Tuesday 2nd, Thurdsay 4th, Tuesday 9th, Thursday 11th

2019 Course 3: Saturdays (9am-5pm) & Thursdays (6.30pm-10.30pm)

  • October: Thursday 17th, Saturday 19th, Thursday 24th, Saturday 26th, Thursday 31st
  • November: Saturday 2nd, Thursday 7th

Course Fee - €499: Includes a hot cooked meal every evening (Tuesday or Thursday), all course notes, books, papers and complimentary tea and coffee. You can book online below or by calling our team on 01 2844195. Please ensure to have read our terms and conditions prior to enrolling.

What a graduate thinks...

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course from start to finish. Most of the material was very new to me but I felt the delivery was excellent and you presented it in such a way that it was easy to understand and absorb while keeping it interesting" - Gerry, passed November 2018

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