Dayskipper Theory Course - RYA

Dayskipper Theory Course - RYA

50.00

Full price £395*

Deposit to pay today £50

*Balance due prior to course start dateDURATION: 5 days over 3 weekends

DURATION: 5 days

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: None required, though background knowledge, Essential navigation and seamanship skills course would help

ABILITY AT COURSE END:

PLACES PER COURSE: 12

MINIMUM AGE: 16

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The RYA Day Skipper theory course is a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.

This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising. 

Course topics include:

·        The basics of seamanship

·        The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage

·        Chartwork

·        eEectronic 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 call, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and life rafts

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