RYA Day Skipper Theory 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. This course is taught over 5 days with two exam papers, it can be covered through a series of evening classes, weekend sessions or as a week-long course.

Book on a Day Skipper Theory course below. Future dates, evening classes, weekend courses and 1:1 are available, please contact the office for details. 


Plymouth Dates

Course Date Duration Price
RYA Day Skipper Theory 4 Mar - 8 Mar 2024 5 day £ 495.00 Sold Out

London Dates

For all London courses, please see our London Course Dates page

Plymouth Price: £495 
London Price: £POA
Previous Experience:
Assumed Knowledge: None
5 Days (3 weekends or a series of evening classes)

Costs include a student pack, use of training almanac & plotting instruments for the duration of the course (feel free to bring your own).

Courses are non-residential so accommodation is required in one of the many hotels or guest houses near the Centre. We can provide a list of recommendations. 

Course Content 

  • Chartwork
  • Position Fixing
  • Course to Steer
  • Meteorology 
  • Tides
  • Collision Regulations 
  • Parts of a Boat & Equipment 
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Coastal Navigation 

The RYA Day Skipper Shorebased course can also be completed as an online course

We hope that you can find the information you require on these pages, if you have any further questions, or require advice, please call us.