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RYA Day Skipper Theory

RYA Day Skipper Theory Classroom Based

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.

All theory courses are held at the Club House a.k.a Linden House, 60 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, W69TA

Additional Info:

Course Title: RYA Day Skipper Theory

Course Cost: £385. This includes the RYA Course pack & materials. The Portland Plotter and Dividers need to be purchased in addition (approx. £25)

Course Duration: 40 guided learning hours + 2 x exam papers, either as evenings and/or mixed in with weekends. NOTE: a small amount of homework will be required between sessions. Dates are not interchangeable.

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 to catch up hours or for some additional review.

Core hours for weekend classes are approx. 9:30 5pm except for the first day where registration will start promptly at 9am.

It will be the responsibility of the student to catch up any missed dates. We suggest no more than 2 dates are missed.

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 Pack includes assessment papers, course notes, practice charts, training almanac, certificate of completion. The Portland Plotter and dividers are an additional cost and can be secured at the time of your booking, should you wish to do so via the Club. These will then be handed out with your materials on the day. The cost runs approx. £25.

Prior Knowledge/Experience: none

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

All courses are bookable via the online calendar

By signing up to this course, you are accepting LCSC's Standard T & C's for Shorebased Courses - please find a copy below.


Course A FULL

Starting January 16th - ending February 6th

Tue and Thursday evenings + weekend day(s)

January - Sun 16th / Tues 18th / Thurs 20th / Tue 25th / Thurs 27th / Sat 29th +

February - Tue 1st / Thurs 3rd / Sun 6th

Course B FULL

Weekday evenings + weekend day(s)

January - Sat 15th / Wed 19th / Sun 23rd / Wed 26th / Sun 30th +

February - Wed 2nd / Fri 4th / Sun 13th

Should a course be non-bookable/Full, please email the office to be placed on a waitlist if no other dates are suitable.

All group bookings, please email the office to coordinate dates.


Last updated 13:17 on 27 February 2022

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