During 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.
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.
A small amount of sailing experience is required.
The Centre is confident it can provide what you need for your shorebased course. Candidates are encouraged to purchase and bring their own tools such as dividers and chart plotter. Paper and pens will always be readily available but again some prefer to bring their own notepads and files. We have lecture rooms with Smartboards and a range of teaching tools to assist with your course.
RYA Day Skipper shorebased pack is included in course fee and will be given out at start of course.
Whilst staying at the centre all bedding is supplied but towels are not provided.×
On arrival check in at our reception which is situated in the main entrance. You will be asked to complete a form with course and emergency contact details. A room key will be issued for residential guests and a brief outline of centre facilities indicated.
Main timings of our day are:
Meals times. Breakfast: 0830hrs Lunch: 1230hrs Dinner: 1800hrs
All meals are served in the dining area.
Activity times. Your activity will run from 0930 – 1630hrs. Your instructors will guide you with clothing, activity and the content of the sessions.
Evenings are generally free time unless your course has specific tutelage incorporated or activities have been pre arranged.×