RYA Dayskipper Theory course » First Week
A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.
This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.
A light lunch will be provided on the weekends.
Course Pre-requisites: RYA Competent Crew certificate or equivalent experience, which will need to be proven via log book - Please note you will not be allowed to participate in this course without meeting the course prerequisites
Minimum Duration: 48 hours
Timings: 10am until 6pm
Minimum Age: 16
Course Content: the basics of seamanship, the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage, chart work, electronic charts, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting and meteorology, tides, collision regulations, construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat, emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and life rafts
Last updated 11:23am on 10 December 2023