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RYA Day Skipper Theory

Accredited RYA Theory Course offering a comprehensive introduction to sail cruising for inexperienced skippers.

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.

LCSC Membership Offer - there is a waiver of the £50 joining fee if you apply to be a member of LCSC when signing up for the course.

Additional Info

Course Title: RYA Day Skipper Theory

Course Cost: £390 non members; £340 members. This included the RYA Course pack & materials. The Portland Plotter and Dividers to be purchased in addition)

2019 DATES:

Core hours are from 19:00 - 22:00 (for evening classes) except for the first evening where registration will start from 18:00pm. Those unable to make an earlier slot can complete registration post 22:00.

On most evenings the instructors will be in from 18:00 for anyone needing catch up hours or for some additional review.

The weekend timing will be approx.. 9:30 – 5pm TBA

Course A

Tue and Thurs Evenings + 1 weekend

12 + 14 Nov

26 + 28 Nov

3 + 5 Dec

10 + 12 Dec

WEEKEND 14/15th Dec


Course B

3 weekends. Approx. 9:30am – 5pm. Exam days will differ slightly with timing. Instructor will advise closer the time.

25/26th Jan

1 / 2nd Feb

8/9th Feb

Course Headline: A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.

Course Description: Course topics include: the basics of seamanship the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage chart work 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, life jackets and life rafts

What's Included: RYA Northern Hemisphere Student Packs includes assessment papers, course notes, basic plotter, practice charts. Training Almanac. Certificate of completion. The Portland plotter and dividers are an additional cost if required.

Prior Knowledge/Experience: none

Next Steps: RYA Coastal Skipper / Yacht-master Theory and/or RYA Day Skipper Practical

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