RYA Dayskipper theory online/distance learning course

We’re pleased to be partnering with skippers online to offer you the RYA Dayskipper theory online.

It’s a comprehensive introduction to chartwork, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship. It’s ideal pre-study for the RYA Yachtmaster course as the course introduces the same navigation techniques & training charts.

  • Duration
    A minimum of 40 hours of course study time is specified by the RYA, plus time for exercises and exams.


Course Syllabus:

  • Chart Familiarisation
  • Tidal Heights
  • Tidal Streams
  • The Compass & Position Fixing
  • Dead Reckoning & Estimated Position
  • Course to Steer
  • Electronic Navigation
  • Buoyage
  • Pilotage
  • Passage Planning
  • Meteorology
  • The Collision Regulations
  • Safety & Protection of the Environment

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RYA Dayskipper theory online/distance learning course