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Day Skipper Theory

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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.

From 595€

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Pre-Course Requirements

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

Course Syllabus

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.

Start and Finish Location: Estepona

​The Course Syllabus includes:

  • Basics of Seamanship

  • 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 Life Rafts

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What's Included

  • Plotter and Dividers

  • Pencils, pencil sharpener and eraser

  • RYA Charts and Almanac

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

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.

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