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RYA Day Skipper Theory

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. Each evening session is structured to give you an introduction and then some hands on practice to reinforce your understanding of each topic.

Approximately 40 hours of tuition and study, supported by a comprehensive set of materials, and tutors who are always happy to be contacted should you have a problem. You will take the assessments at your convenience on one or more of our exam evenings or exam weekends.

We ensure small class sizes (6-10 maximum) and the atmosphere is always fun and friendly.

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 (*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 Chart Simulator Software
  •     RYA Exercise Book
  •     Nomad Sailing Course Notes and exercise answers
  •     Access to online training aids, downloads and mock exams
  •     Cordage for practicing the knots
  •     Plotter and Divider set discounted to £15 if required
  •     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:


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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Testimonials

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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