RYA Day Skipper Theory

Original price was: €710.00.Current price is: €352.00.

No previous experience required
Study time: Approximately 50 hours.
Certification: RYA Day Skipper Theory.
Day Skipper Theory Assessment: Included and online.
14 day opt out with full refund on return of the undamaged course pack.
Delivered by Navathome, an RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training.


Price Includes:

  • Free plotter and brass dividers,
  • The two RYA training charts.
  • The RYA training Almanac.
  • A voucher to access the RYA plotter simulator.
  • The RYA Day Skipper course notes.
  • Access to the US version of the admiralty list of charts and symbols.
  • Animated boat handling lessons.
  • Free mini radar simulator.
  • Feedback and help from fulltime instructors seven days a week.
  • RYA Day Skipper certificate on completion.
  • Free boat handling animations designed to help you during your practical course.
  • Your RYA pack is sent out first class within 24 hours of booking.
  • 6 month access period with an admin fee to extend.
  • Price includes all you need except a pencil.
  • Optional voice over gives you the choice.


Helping you every step of the way
When filling in answers to RYA questions using the innovative form system, the auto-help feature will give you instant help if your answers are incorrect. This is followed by help from instructors who will be available from 07h00 until 20h00 hours seven days a week. Recently added ‘Hint’ buttons make it easy to remember the steps required to answer questions and obtain a successful conclusion.


Why do this course?

  • Optional voice over gives you the choice.RYA Theory courses
  • Do your theory in the comfort of your own home.RYA Theory courses
  • No classroom pressure to keep up,RYA Theory courses
  • You can study when ever you feel like it and when you have the time.RYA Theory courses
  • Your enrolment last for three years.RYA Theory courses
  • Six months access with the option to extend.RYA Theory courses
  • 15 years experience in RYA online learning.RYA Theory courses


Syllabus for the RYA Day Skipper online theory course:

  • Seamanship: includes parts of the boat, types of warp, knots, chain, anchoring, tying up, preparation for sea and port or starboard tack.
  • Introduction to chart work: chart Familiarisation, points of the compass, latitude and longitude, position of an object, using a Portland type plotter, finding position on a chart.
  • Tidal heights and streams: what causes tides, terminology, tidal height calculations, using tide tables, using the tidal curve, introduction to secondary ports, tidal streams using tidal diamonds and the tidal stream atlas.
  • Position fixing: compass variation, compass deviation, position fixing using various methods, dead reckoning and estimated position.
  • Course to steer: How to plot a course to steer taking into account tidal flow and leeway, how to maintain an accurate ground track.
  • GPS: Abbreviations and terminology, how to use a GPS, raster and vector charts and updating charts.
  • Buoyage and pilotage: Available information, identification of buoys and their lights and shapes, using forward and back bearings, using tidal graphs.
  • Safety: Safety briefs, mayday and rescue, life jackets, abandon ship, actions in fog and radar reflectors.
  • Meteorology: Weather forecasts, weather systems, global effects, local effects, highs and lows and sources of weather information.
  • Passage planning: Puts everything together to form a plan for a safe passage taking into account pilotage for entering and leaving marinas and tides, conditions and wind direction for the main passage.
  • Collision regulations:- General regulations, lights, shapes, sound signals, collision avoidance, stand on and give way.
  • Passage making: Making a longer passage taking into account tidal heights, streams, port entry and exit, weather, ports of refuge, waypoints, crew management and supplies.


Courses are professionally written by fully qualified RYA instructors with a background in e-learning and computer programming.


*Students have 6 months to complete online courses. Should you not complete the course within 6 months, there is a course extension fee of SCR 900


Free delivery of course material to UK, Spain, France and Germany. Shipping for other countries: €50.00