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RYA Day Skipper Theory Evening Classes


This is the Day Skipper Theory Course spread out over 10 weeks. It is run on Tuesday Evenings from 6pm-9pm and is on every Tuesday from the 29th September to the 8th of December. This will exclude the 27th of October, and will include the weekend of the 12th and 13th of December for the final part of the course. Before booking this course we advise making sure you are available for all these dates.

This course covers the theoretical knowledge required to navigate safely and begin to make decisions as a skipper, either motor or sail. While it is a beginner’s course, it is best suited to those preparing for a day skipper practical course.

The course covers the basics of seamanship, coastal navigation and pilotage, weather, tides, charts and plotting a course. You will learn about collision regulations, emergency and safety procedures, and the different features of a cruising boat.

What to bring


Participants should bring a packed lunch, you are welcome to use the fridge and microwave at the centre. Alternatively, lunch can be purchased from nearby shops and restaurants.


Hot drinks and water are available from the Centre.


We do have a small safe onsite that can hold phones and car keys, however we suggest leaving expensive valuables at home.


This course is designed for anyone preparing for a day skipper practical course. It is also a great introduction for a crew member who doesn’t usually sail or navigate.

£299 for adults

Tue, 29th Sep
18:00 - 21:00 · 10 spaces left


Full refund if cancelled 21 days prior to the commencement date

If cancelling a booking more than 21 days prior to the activity commencement date, alternative dates, course credit or a refund can be offered. For some cancellations an administration fee may be charged. Cancellations within 21 days are charged at the full rate and non-refundable.

Cancellation of any booking must be made in writing. For cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice, please contact the venue direct by telephone. Please familiarise yourself with our full booking Terms and Conditions by clicking here.

If the conditions on the day aren’t ideal but the activity is still taking place, refunds & rescheduling will only be provided under special circumstances. We look forward to seeing you at your sessions. If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch with a member of the team.

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