RYA Day Skipper Course - Theory

This is the course for those who are looking for an introduction to the theory of boating with a view to skippering their own boat by day.

You have the option of a classroom based course or online learning at your own pace.

Topics include: File 1958

  • Nautical Terminology
  • Navigational Publications
  • The Compass
  • Basic position fixing
  • Chartwork
  • Tidal streams and heights
  • Safety
  • Buoyage
  • Navigation in fog
  • Meteorology
  • Pilotage
  • Passage Planning
  • Rules of the road
  • Rope and anchor work

This course will give a sound grounding in basic navigation and theory and prepare the candidate for progression to Day Skipper Practical courses under Sail or Power.

We offer Classroom based courses over 6 days to give a more relaxed and thorough style of learning.

6 Days                       
Profession Instructors
Relaxed Tuition
RYA certification  

We are delighted to now be able to offer students the opportunity to study the RYA Day Skipper course online through our association with Skippers Online.

Study at your own pace over 1 year
Professional Prompt Feedback
RYA Certification

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2017/18 Course Dates:


Both Theory and Practical Elements combined
 -Live aboard for 1o days-

1st April - 11th April 2018
1st May - 11th May 2018
5th June - 15th June 2018

Other dates available on request..

RYA Start Yachting

All 2018 Weekends from 2nd Feburary

Other dates available on request..

RYA Competent Crew 

4th March - 2 places
8th April - 3 places

2018 Every Sunday from 18th Feb
Other dates available on request..

Online - RYA DS & YM Theory

365 days per year!

£295 per course or £490 combined

(5% DISCOUNT when booked with ANY practical course)

RYA Day Skipper

4th March - 2 places
8th April - 3 places

2018 Every Sunday from 18th Feb
Other dates available on request..

Online RYA YM Shorebased Theory

5% DISCOUNT when booked with any practical course

RYA Coastal Skipper

13th October (7 days) - FULL
30th March 2018 (7days)
25th May 2018 (7 days)


Other dates available on request..

Yacht Master Prep / Exam

Available on Request

More dates and BESPOKE bookings can be added on request!
Just give us a call to discuss options on 01326 212320 or email info@trysail.net