RYA Day Skipper Theory

RYA Day Skipper Theory CaribbeanInexperienced skippers will benefit highly from this comprehensive RYA Day Skipper theory course on navigation and seamanship.

Your RYA instructor will equip you with enough knowledge to safely navigate around familiar waters during daylight hours. On the RYA Day Skipper theory course you will be introduced to basic night cruising and lights.



Electronic Navigation and Technology

On all RYA theory courses, the continual advancement of maritime technology is taken into account. Grenada Bluewater Sailing, in conjunction with the RYA standards, regularly updates the syllabus to include developing electronic navigation aids that are frequently found on cruising boats. The RYA Day Skipper theory course will introduce you to the standard navigation aids that are used on charter yachts.

Additionally, candidates will learn to use a digital chart plotter specifically designed for use on RYA training and sailing courses – this will give you a realistic insight into electronic navigation.



RYA Day Skipper Theory Complementary Courses

The RYA Day Skipper theory course is a fantastic basic introduction to necessary seamanship skills before you head out sailing or boating. The next step is to book onto a RYA Day Skipper practical course to put your theory into action with Grenada Bluewater Sailing! Check our schedule and book today to make your cruising dreams come true.



How long is the RYA Day Skipper theory course?

The course is taught over 40 hours with two examination papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions or as an intensive 5 day shore based course.


RYA Day Skipper theory course topics:

  • 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, life jackets and life rafts.


Book today to begin your adventure to become an RYA Dayskipper!



RYA Resources:

Buy RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Notes at the RYA Shop