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
- Position Fixing
- Plotting Courses to Steer
- Weather Forecasting
- Collision Regulations
- Training Charts
- Sample Questions
- Test Papers
- Plotter (classroom course only)
- Dividers (classroom course only)
What to Bring
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 Navathome.com 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 www.navathome.com. 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.
2020 Classroom Course Dates
Course 1: Saturdays 9.30am-5pm and Thursdays 6.30pm-10pm
- January: Saturday 18th, Thursday 23rd, Saturday 25th, Thursday 30th
- February: Saturday 1st, Thursday 6th, Saturday 8th
Course 2: Saturdays 9.30am-5pm and Thursdays 6.30pm-10pm
- March: Saturday 14th, Thursday 19th, Saturday 21st, Thursday 26th, Saturday 28th
- April: Thursday 2nd, Saturday 4th
Course 3: Saturdays 9.30am-5pm and Thursdays 6.30pm-10pm
- October: Saturday 3rd, Thursday 8th, Saturday 10th, Thursday 15th, Saturday 17th, Thursday 22nd, Saturday 24th
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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