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RYA Day Skipper Theory London/Gosport

This course covers all the essentials of near-shore navigation, collision regulations, meteorology, tidal calculations, safety and much more. It is essential preparation for the Day Skipper Practical course. The theory course in London takes place one evening a week for 8 weeks, plus a final weekend. Each session is structured to give you an introduction and then some hands on practice to reinforce your understanding of each topic. If you would like to take a more intensive course the Gosport Day Skipper Theory is completed over 6 consecutive days in our classroom at Premier Marina, Gosport.

The course consists of 40 hours of tuition and study plus breaks, is supported by a comprehensive set of RYA materials plus additional Nomad Sailing notes, and tutors who are always happy to be contacted should you have a problem. Alternatively we offer more intensive courses in our training venue at Gosport Marina either as a week long course or over 3 weekends. Accomodation may be available on one of our yachts for the duration of your course at Gosport, please enquire. You will take the assessments at your convenience on one or more of our exam evenings or exam weekends.

We ensure small class sizes (6-12 maximum) in all of our venues and the atmosphere is always fun and friendly. Refreshments during breaks included!

Free Resit Guarantee*

Our guarantee is that we won't give up on you: in the unlikely event that you fail or can't complete one of our RYA courses, you can resit or rejoin another at NO EXTRA COST (includes practical courses up to Day Skipper and all theory courses less exam fees where applicable) (*see Terms & Conditions).

Course Information

We include everything you will need with your course fee:
  •     RYA Training Charts 3 and 4
  •     RYA Training Almanac
  •     RYA Day Skipper Course Notes
  •     RYA Electronic Chart Plotter Booklet
  •     RYA Exercise Book
  •     Nomad Sailing Course Notes and exercise answers
  •     Access to online training aids, downloads and mock exams
  •     Cordage for practicing the knots
  •     Free access to invigilated exam sessions (evenings or weekends)
Topics for this course include:  (review the full syllabus)
  •     The basics of seamanship
  •     The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
  •     Chartwork
  •     Electronic charts
  •     Position fixing
  •     Plotting a course to steer
  •     Weather forecasting and meteorology
  •     Tidal calculation
  •     Collision regulations
  •     Stability
  •     Safety at sea
We run our theory courses at the following locations:
  •     London Greenwich Yacht Club SE10 0BW
  •     London Holburn Viaduct EC1N 2PB
  •     Endeavor Quay, Gosport PO12 1AH
No previous sailing experience required - just an interest and enthusiasm to learn a new subject!

How do I Book?

Check out the available course dates and then contact us or book online. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Lou or Jim for more information.

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Great course! Well taught and full of information and enthusiasm thank you...can’t wait to get on the water!
Excellent course, really enjoyed it. Materials were clearly explained but with lots of helpful practical tips along the way. Looking forward to my practical course with Nomad up next and getting out on the water.
Awesome training for RYA Day Skipper. I can't recommend this course highly enough - fun, engaging and hugely productive (I passed!!)
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