The Rya Day Skipper Theory course is a comprehensive introduction to navigation. This course will provide you with enough knowledge to navigate in familiar waters by day and undertake the Day Skipper practical course. A basic knowledge of lights is included to introduce you to night cruising.
The RYA Day Skipper theory course can be taken as a 5 day course in our classroom at Putney, South West London.
Course topics include:-
The basics of Seamanship
The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
Plotting a course to steer
Weather forecasting and meteorology
Construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts
For boat owners this course is complemented by the RYA VHF SRC Marine Radio Course .