Day Skipper Shorebased Theory
The RYA Day Skipper Shore-based Theory week at Flying Fish is a comprehensive introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology, collision regulations and the basics of seamanship.
A valuable week in the classroom to complement the on-board training in our Competent Crew, Day Skipper Practical and Powerboat courses.
Day Skipper Shore-based Theory can be taken either before or after your Day Skipper Practical course.
- Nautical terminology
- Ropes and their properties
- Anchor types
- Safety equipment and ytowage
- Fire precautions
- Harnesses and lifejackets
- Distress and rescue procedures
- International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
- Navigation basics
- Charts and publications
- The compass
- Passage planning
- Restricted visibility
- The marine environment
14 Oct - 18 Oct
17 Feb - 21 Feb
Tuition, publications and certification.
- RYA Day Skipper Shorebased
Before you start
Recommended for people with some previous sailing experience and for beginners who intend to follow it with a Competent Crew week.
Go on to join a Competent Crew or Day Skipper Practical course.
Day Skipper Shorebased Theory forms an early part of our Yachtmaster programmes. If you are interested in working as professional skipper or crew, search again and select a Yachtmaster Traineeship.
From beginner to RYA qualified Day Skipper in just four weeks. Gain a package of internationally recognized qualifications whilst enjoying fantastic sailing on Sydney Harbour.
As a skipper, you must make yourself aware of any qualifications required when visiting another country. In the countries of Europe the ICC will usually prove evidence of competence to the local authority or a charter company.
Book these two days as a 'stand alone' to brush up your skills or as your first weekend of three if you want the RYA qualification.
This is a live-aboard course leading to the RYA Day Skipper Practical certificate. RYA Day Skipper certificate holders are entitled to an International Certificate for Operator of Pleasure Craft (ICC) which is generally required for charter in Europe.