Day Skipper Shorebased Theory

The RYA Dayskipper shore-based course provides a comprehensive introduction to chartwork, navigation, meteorology, safety, and seamanship and provides the underpinning theory knowledge essential for recreational skippers. It will help you make informed decisions on the water and feel confident about being in charge.

30 September
Mon 30 Sep 2024 - Fri 04 Oct 2024
5 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • $1,395.00 incl. GST
7 October
Mon 07 Oct 2024 - Fri 11 Oct 2024
5 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • $1,395.00 incl. GST
17 February
Mon 17 Feb 2025 - Fri 21 Feb 2025
5 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • $1,395.00 incl. GST
24 February
Mon 24 Feb 2025 - Fri 28 Feb 2025
5 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • $1,395.00 incl. GST
    19 May
    Mon 19 May 2025 - Fri 23 May 2025
    5 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    • $1,395.00 incl. GST

Description

Every skipper is responsible for the safety of their crew and must, therefore, understand the essentials of safety and good seamanship. 

The RYA Day Skipper Shore-based course at Flying Fish is designed to complement the onboard training in our Competent Crew, Day Skipper Practical, and Powerboat courses.

The syllabus covers all the theory knowledge required by the recreational skipper.

Course content 

  • Nautical terminology
  • Ropes and their properties
  • Anchor types
  • Safety equipment and stowage
  • Fire precautions, harnesses, and lifejackets
  • Distress and rescue procedures
  • International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
  • Charts, publications, the compass
  • Buoyage, pilotage, lights
  • Navigation and tides
  • Meteorology/passage planning
  • Restricted visibility
  • The marine environment

Course details 

The programme includes 40 hours of teaching plus exam time. 

Location and instruction 

The week is run in our comfortable, well-resourced waterside classroom at Middle Harbour Yacht Club by an experienced and certified RYA shore-based course instructor. 

What's included

  • Tuition, course publications, course pack with practice charts, and certification.
  • Plotter and dividers.

Qualifications 

  • RYA  Day Skipper Shorebased Theory certificate

Before you start

  • The course is suitable for beginners. 
  • It is recommended for anyone planning to be the skipper of a recreational power or sailing vessel up to 24 metres in length.  

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