RYA Day Skipper Theory is 5 Day Course. It is 40 hours of tuition plus exam/assessments and homework.
It is a comprehensive introduction to Navigation for both recreational and commercial mariners. It is one of the first steps towards expert navigation skills.
The RYA have developed a chart plotter specifically for use on training courses, giving you a realistic insight into electronic navigation.
Course Topics Include
Basic seamanship -Construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat – Essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage -Chart work / Electronic charts – Position fixing
Plotting a course to steer – Weather forecasting and meteorology – Tides – IRPCS regulations – Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls-use of flares – safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts.
Course Equipment included in the course fee
RYA Day Skipper Pack includes:- 2 Charts, Work Sheets / Questions, Day Skipper Handbook, Electronic Plotter Download, 2 Assessment papers – all are included in the course fee.
Computers & Navigation equipment will be made available for classroom sessions.