RYA Day Skipper Theory Course Content
A comprehensive introduction to navigation and safety, 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.
- Charts and publications
- Tides and how to use them
- Weather forecasting
- Position fixing
- Use of electronic navigation
- Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts
Previous experience required None
Duration 40 hours plus assessments and homework
Max instructor ratio 12:1
All training materials, RYA almanac and exams are included.
You will need to bring a pen, 2B pencil, eraser, paper and a Portland plotter and dividers.
Information on the RYA Day Skipper Theory Exam can be found on the RYA web site.
Jan 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Feb 6th, 13th, 20th 27th
March 6th, 13th, 20th 27th
Timings: 18.30 – 21.30 Wednesday evenings
For further details or bookings please contact the office: 028 9042 8041 / Email: Manager@rniyc.org
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- RYA VHF Course
- RYA First Aid
- RYA Day Skipper Practical
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