RYA Day Skipper Online




Day Skipper online theoryBuy a comprehensive RYA online Day Skipper course and start working towards your next qualification today.

A full functioning learning programme with animated graphics and quizzes that give immediate results. The Day Skipper courses even work on mobile devices, so you can learn wherever your fancy takes you!

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The price you pay for the course includes: A free course pack (normally priced at £63) consisting of training charts, Almanac, exercises pack, Day Skipper shorebased booklet, an electronic Chartplotter voucher, and your certificate. We even include a free Bretton type plotter and a pair of brass dividers so all you need to add is a pencil and rubber.

Unlike other online learning organisations, this course does not use video CD but a FULLY interactive learning suite.

No matter where you are in the world, the Day Skipper course can be tailored to you.

A fully RYA approved online Day Skipper course

There are no pre-course requirements for this RYA Day Skipper theory course, but some sailing knowledge is helpful. The RYA Day Skipper course is made up of detailed lessons, most of which are animated for easy learning. Each lesson is followed by a set of questions which can be answered online.

Once an answer is submitted, the feedback is instant in the form of a detailed answer page. Some answers will be forwarded to your instructor, who will provide personal feedback and help where required.

You will receive RYA Certification on satisfactory completion of the course.

Also included in your course price is UK postage. Postage outside of the UK will be charged at cost.

This RYA Day Skipper course is provided by Navathome, a RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training,

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Where ever you purchase your course, as with all courses, the quality of the course will be greatly influenced by the quality of the Instructor. By clicking the add to cart button below and only available from this web site, your course Instructor will be Peter. Peter is a very experienced RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Instructor with over 25 years experience of providing RYA tuition to students of all abilities.

Peter has extensively sailed the Atlantic, Caribbean, Irish sea, English Channel, North Sea, Inland waterways of Holland, Aegean and the Mediterranean and whilst Peter will quite happily assist the highly experienced Seafarer in obtaining top end qualifications, Peter particularly enjoys helping beginners achieve their own personal goals.

The cost of the course is £285


Course topics include:

  • 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

There is an Six months initial access period. In the unlikely event that you will need an extension, there is an option to extend as many times as you like until you pass your assessment. The cost of administrating each 6 month extension, beyond the initial 6 months, is £30.

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