RYA Day Skipper Course (Online Course)
This online theory course is delivered by Navathome, an RYA recognised training centre specialising in online training. Taking the course online allows you to complete the course at your own pace, and in your own home. You will be fully supported by qualified instructors who will be able to assist and clarify if you have any questions.
This is a comprehensive course for those looking to develop their theoretical skills and begin working towards skippering a vessel. It equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day, and a basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.
The RYA are continually updating the course content to take into account developments in technology and the electronic navigation aids now available on most cruising boats.
Please make sure that you read the Navathome terms and conditions and GDPR policy before booking the course.
Course Content: The basics of seamanship, the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage, chartwork, electronic 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 calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts
Course Duration: Approximately 40-45 hours. You have six months to complete the course, and this can be extended for an additional admin fee.
Assessment criteria: There are two exams assessing general knowledge and chartwork.
Plotters and Dividers: Supplied with the course pack