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Day Skipper Theory

A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.

595 euros


Pre Course Requirements

It is recommended that you have some sailing experience prior to attending a Day Skipper Theory Course, although not mandatory.

Pre Course Requirements

What to Bring

You don’t need to bring anything, we sell portland chart plotters and dividers 

The course takes place over 5 days in our purpose-built classroom just metres from the marina in Estepona.

The course price includes all books, materials & training Alamanac.

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What To Bring

Course Syllabus

The course is taught over 48 hours with two exam papers. It can be covered as an intensive week-long course. Our courses run for 6 days from Monday to Saturday. 


The Course Syllabus includes:

  • the basics of seamanship 

  • the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage 

  • chartwork 

  • 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 liferafts

Course Syllabus

What's Included

For 595 Euros, there are no hidden extras with Sail and Power Academy; our price for the RYA Day Skipper Theory Course includes Portland Plotter, Dividers, Training Almanac and all the books you need.

  • Tea, coffee, water, and biscuits every day of the course.

  • Plotter and Dividers (yours to keep)

  • Pencils, pencil sharpener and eraser

  • RYA Charts and Almanac

  • RYA Day Skipper Theory Certificate on successful completion of the course and exam

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What´s Included
Learn to sail

Post Course

After being awarded your Day Skipper Theory Certificate you will be ready to take on the RYA Day Skipper Practical! As a Day Skipper, you will have the knowledge and skills to skipper a yacht in familiar waters during the day.

Post Course

RYA Day Skipper Theory

Our RYA Day Skipper Theory Course introduces and builds the student up to a competent level of navigation of a small craft. The course includes position plotting, allowing for tides, interpreting lights and shapes used and understanding the rules of the road that apply to all vessels.

595 Euros

See Our Full Range Of Courses

Click on the course type to find out what courses are available

Sail and Power Academy is not just about being out on the water. Part of the RYA curriculum includes theory-based courses and vital skill training including First Aid & VHF Courses.

View all of our practical courses right here. Take to the sea and discover the joys of yachting while learning from experienced instructors who will make sure you learn & most importantly, have a good time.

For those looking to go from Zero to Hero, look no further than our Fast Track programs. Each one individually designed for your needs, whether it be for Charter or Professional work within the maritime industry.

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