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


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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To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with Navathome via This training website and database is held and maintained on a secure server. Navathome is an RYA training centre which specialises in online navigation training and will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.

Your payment information will be collected by “SeaRegs Training” on behalf of Navathome.  This information is collected by “SeaRegs Training” and is not passed on to any other organisation. Payment information for the purpose of logging you into the Navathome admin will not be retained once the payment is made. Your name and email address will be entered on in order to create your user account. Your postal address will be provided in order to send your student pack. You will have access to the site for six months in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Navathome and may be available to “SeaRegs Training” who may have access to the Navathome database. This period maybe extended should you wish to extend your course access.

On completion of your course, your name and email will be retained by Navathome for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows Navathome to record your certification. Your Instructor will not hold any information for the purposes of Navathome student support after this date.  Please note that this agent may hold information to enable provision of other training not associated with the Navathome course.

Should you not complete the course in the given time frame, your name and email will be retained by Navathome for the purpose of recording details of the course. This information allows Navathome to retain a record of coursework you have completed. Your Instructor will not hold any information for the purposes of Navathome student support after this date.  Please note that this training centre may hold information to enable provision of other training not associated with the Navathome course.

If you would like your personal data removed from prior to the end of your access period or at any time before you have completed your course, you can request it by email.  Please contact giving your name and email address and the course you would like to delete. Please note that if you request deletion of your account before you have completed your course, your access to the course and records of your progress will be lost.

If you would like details of your online course removing from the Navathome database when you have completed the course, please email your request to giving your name and email address. Please note that removal of course details from the Navathome database, means that any certification gained as a result of this course will not be verifiable by Navathome, nor would Navathome be able to help with a replacement certificate.

Full details of how Navathome will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access your course information.

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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.

Please allow time for our office staff to manually register you during working hours.

Complete the Interactive Booking form