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
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB

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


* 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)

Contact us:


Tel: +44 (0) 1202 406066

Our Location:

Powerboat & Jetski Courses: Port of Poole Marina

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