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The RYA Day Skipper theory course is a prelude to the practical RYA Day Skipper Course and equips the aspiring skipper with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day.

In the Day Skipper theory course students are taught the basics of coastal and inshore navigation and pilotage including chartwork, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting, a knowledge of tides and the International Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea.

The first time you safely navigate to a new destination will give you an immense feeling of satisfaction. As well as navigation the RYA Day Skipper theory course will give students an understanding of different yacht types and the equipment they carry as well as safety procedures such as distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, life jackets and liferafts.

Options for RYA Theory Courses:

Non Residential from Barcelona Palamos CNCB Marina Spain 5 days. We can accommodate aboard one of our yachts just ask for prices and availability.

If you require shore based accommodation for your course please just ask.

Once you have completed your theory we have a full range of practical courses available.

You can combine many of our theory courses with a Practical RYA Course.

This is our 14 Day Fast Track Day Skipper Course for the complete novice


Our 9 Day RYA Combined Day Skipper Course for students with RYA Competent Crew or Crew Skills.

RYA Shorebased Day Skipper Theory Course Barcelona Palamos CNCB Marina - Five Days Shorebased Training

RYA Shorebased Theory Course non residential

£595 or €660

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