RYA Day Skipper theory Shorebased Course

Duration: 40 hours / 5 days


Who The Course Is Designed For

This course is invaluable for learning how to start making decisions onboard a yacht or powerboat and also to help understand what is going on when others take charge. By the end of the course you should have a sufficient knowledge to navigate a yacht or powered craft around familiar waters by day and night. This course is recommended for those wanting to brush up on existing navigation and skippering skills and those going on to do the Day Skipper Practical course on sail or powered vessels.

Find out more about the RYA Day Skipper shorebased course on the RYA website.

Information About The Day Skipper Shorebased Classroom Course
Day Skipper SB classroom.pdf
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Course Overview

  • The basics of seamanship
  • The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
  • Chartwork
  • Electronic charts
  • Position fixing
  • Plotting a course to steer
  • Weather forecasting and meterology
  • 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. 

Course Fee Includes

  • A qualified and experienced RYA Shorebased instructor
  • Training charts*
  • Plotters
  • Course handbooks*
  • Exercises*
  • Assessment papers*
  • RYA Training Almanacs
  • RYA certificates for successful candidates*

* Included in the course pack

Course prices

Group Bookings:

Are you a crew, family or group of friends?

We specialise in running private day skipper theory training for groups, friends, crew's and families therefore being able to offer you mutually viable dates to suit your schedule. The 5 days do not have to be consecutive! 

We charge a flat rate for any number of students from one to eight. The more people that attend your course, the more cost effective it is for you! 

RYA Day Skipper Theory Classroom Course Duration  Course Fee inc.VAT

Private/Bespoke Dates RYA Day Skipper Theory Classroom Course for up to 8 people

5 days £1550.00 (+ £45.00 p.p. for course pack)

* Day Skipper student pack includes: RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Notes, RYA Training charts, Exercises & course information booklet, Assessment papers, exercises & RYA certificate (on successful course completion)

Individual Bookings:

Our friends at Powerboat Training UK (Poole) run Yachtmaster Classroom courses open to individual bookings. Please see the link below for more information and online booking: https://www.powerboat-training-uk.co.uk/courses/dayskipper-theory-classroom/

Poole Lymington
11th -15th May 2020  
7th - 11th September 2020 7th - 11th September 2020
30th November - 4th December 2020 30th November - 4th December 2020


All our courses are covered by a £1 million Public liability insurance. 


Recommended Reading

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Notes
RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Notes eBook

Contact us:


Tel: +44 (0) 1202 024111

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Our Locations:

Powerboat & Jetski Courses: Port of Poole Marina
Shorebased Courses: Romany Works, Poole

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