Day Skipper Theory

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Day Skipper Theory 2018-01-08T11:03:59+00:00

Day Skipper Theory course – £295

interactiveTheory courses are great at providing the background knowledge to enhance your boating, however not everyone has the time to spend a week or several weekends in a classroom attending a course. Evening classes are another option but require a long commitment as you need to attend once a week for at least 20 weeks.

Interactive learning offers an alternative to the traditional methods of teaching theory courses, allowing you to learn when you want and where you want, all you need is access to a computer and the internet. This online course is delivered by Navathome, a RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training. The course can be booked via our website.

Any instructor support needed during the course will be provided by ourselves on behalf of Navathome, either via telephone or email, at no extra cost. We monitor all course answers, and feedback / assistance can be given when requested or if necessary.

If you feel you need a little extra personalised assistance, we can also offer Blended Learning, combining online courses with 1:1 tuition:
1) Online course with 1x day in the classroom – £295 plus £250 = £545
2) Online course with 4x 45 minute sessions (3 hours total) via Skype or FaceTime – £295 plus £120 = £415

*SPECIAL OFFER* – 10% discount or free 1 day course (VHF/SRC, Radar, Diesel Engine or First Aid) if these courses are booked together:


Please contact us to book this offer.


The course

RYA Day Skipper Theory is a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers. This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.

The RYA Day Skipper theory course is absolutely full of fantastic information from tying a knot, tidal heights, tidal streams, weather, position fixing, estimated position to plotting a full blown course to steer and passage plan.
Once you have completed the course you will be safer for yourself, your friends and your family and after completing an RYA practical course you should be well on your way to being a first class skipper.

Why choose an interactive course?

The course is made up of detailed lessons, most of which are animated for easy learning. Each lessen is followed by a set of questions which can be answered online. Once an answer is submitted the feedback is instant in the form of a detailed answer page. Some answers will be forwarded to your instructor who will provide personal feedback and help where required.

One of the major advantages of using the SeaRegs Day Skipper course is being able to know instantly how you are doing. Even the answers that you have submitted to your instructor are provided with instant feedback.

You can book your course on line and be working straight away on the sections where the RYA pack is not needed. Your RYA pack, containing your charts, RYA almanac, RYA course notes, and course plotter, will be posted first class post the same day.
The SeaRegs suit of courses is professionally written in association with Navathome by fully qualified RYA instructors with a background in e-learning and computer programming.

These can be offered for free to anyone who books an online course with us and who requires an invigilated assessment for a commercial endorsement or as a Master 200 prerequisite.
We can also arrange invigilated assessments at our sites around the country, or elsewhere in the world, at cost.

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What’s included in the course fee

RYA pack (assessment papers, course notes, exercises, chart plotter CD, practice charts, training almanac)
Portland course plotter and dividers
Access to the online course (valid for 6 months from time of booking)
Email and telephone support from our Instructors
Postage of the pack, plotter & dividers in the UK only – postage outside of the UK can be arranged for an additional fee.

In addition you will need a 2b pencil, paper and pencil sharper.

The course is valid for 6 months, it can be extended by paying a £30 admin fee. Extensions are available within 3 years from the time the course has lapsed. Once a course has lapsed for longer than 3 years it will be terminated.

Recommended reading to accompany the course (click on the picture to buy from the RYA shop):


To book the course click the button above to pay online or contact the office if you’d prefer to pay by bank transfer.

Complete the Interactive Booking form

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