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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.


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.

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

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 Pack includes assessment papers, course notes, practice charts, training almanac, certificate of completion. The Portland Plotter and dividers are an additional cost (approx £25)

Prior Knowledge/Experience: none

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


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.

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


Please refer to our online calendar for dates.

Should a course be waitlisted, 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.


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


DATES: 2021

Course A - JUNE / JULY

Tue and Thursday evenings + weekend days. Classroom based.

JUNE - Tue eve 29th

JULY - Thurs eve 1st / Sun 4th / Sat 10th / Sunday 11th - Zoom / Sunday 18th / Tue eve 20th / Thurs eve 22nd / Wed 28th.

NOTE: Two additional dates to replace the original (6th & 8th July) need to be agreed. These will potentially be slotted in amongst the existing dates.


Course B - NOVEMBER

Tue and Thursday evenings + weekend days. Classroom based.

Tue eve 2nd / Thurs even 4th / Sat 6th / Tues eve 16th / Thurs eve 18th / Sun 21st / Tue eve 23rd / Thurs eve 25th / Sat 27th



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