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Flying Fish Sail Academy

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 TheoryDay Skipper Shore-based Theory can be taken either before or after your Day Skipper Practical course. 

The syllabus

  • 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
  • Tide
  • Lights
  • Meteorology
  • Passage planning
  • Restricted visibility
  • Pilotage
  • Buoys
  • The marine environment
  • Oct
    14 Oct - 18 Oct
    5 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $995.00 incl. GST
    Register4 places remaining
  • Feb
    17 Feb - 21 Feb
    5 days
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $995.00 incl. GST

What's included

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.

What next?

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.

    See also

    • Day Skipper Fast-track

      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.
    • International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

      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.
    • Day Skipper Practical Weekend

      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.
    • Day Skipper Practical - 5 days

      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.