RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

@ Weston Bay Yacht Club

A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. (RYA)

We hope to be running this course at the club over 5/6 consecutive Sundays (9am-5pm) again this year, if you are interested in a place please email Steve.

Course topics include:

• the basics of seamanship 
• the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage 
• chartwork 
• electronic charts 
• position fixing 
• plotting a course to steer 
• weather forecasting and meteorology 
• tides 
• collision regulations 
• construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat 
• emergency and safety procedures including distress calls,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and life rafts

Cost of course:  £ 200 (max)

This fee is based on 6 participants enrolling and is well below the market rate.  If more than 6 individuals attend the course (max 10) the fee will be reduced accordingly and you will receive a refund.  The fee includes: exam papers, certification, course notes and practice almanac.  The only additional materials required will be a plotter and a pair of dividers (available from instructor for £20)

With limited availability, places will be secured on a first come, first served basis.  For more information please contact: 

Steve Caiger07813111592  email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or