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For flexibility and convenience there is no better way to take your RYA Day Skipper Theory Course.

The online course that we offer is delivered by Navathome, an RYA recognised Training Centre specialising in online training. You can be sure that you’re getting the latest interactive visual learning techniques with a course that’s packed full of high quality animated graphics and interactive features.

Your course is a fully interactive learning experience with quizzes and animations running throughout. With optional narration for appropriate topics, it’s often described as engaging, fun and even a little bit addictive!

Best of all it’s the ONLY online Day Skipper Course where your answers to the compulsory RYA exercises that run through the course are marked immediately and detailed worked answers provided. Not only does this considerably enhance your learning and your ability to learn from your mistakes, it also enables your instructor to give you the best possible support.

While other “online” courses leave you on your own for this crucial part of the course or at best will keep you waiting for an instructor response, with Navathome you’ll get instantaneous feedback, results and model answers to the exercises that run through your RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course

LB DS NumberWe know that an RYA Course is only good value if you enjoy the experience and gain the qualification on completion - we will do all we can to help you achieve this aim and your dedicated Yachtmaster Instructor will be on hand to provide you with fast and unlimited support should you need any help as you work through the course. Course access is for six months after which you can take the option to extend.

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RYA Day Skipper Theory Courses

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Whether you are interested in sail or power, if you’re looking for a really comprehensive introduction to cruising you won’t be disappointed with the RYA’s Day Skipper Theory Course.

RYA Day Skipper is a comprehensive theory course that will take you on a voyage of discovery from the basic concepts to some of the more advanced topics and practice of navigation and seamanship.

As you progress through chartwork, navigation, meteorology, tides, and much more, the Day Skipper Shorebased syllabus will ensure that you have to knowledge you need to make the right decisions to navigate safely around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising. If you’ve already completed RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship you’ll find that Day Skipper builds significantly on the skills and knowledge you’ve developed.

You’ll need about 40-45 hours to complete the Day Skipper Course plus three hours for the final assessment papers. You can even take the final assessments at home!

As soon as payment has been confirmed we’ll email you confirmation and get your course set up.

Your login details will be emailed as soon as your course is set up. This is normally done within an hour and will always be completed within one business day.

Your Course Pack will be normally be posted by First Class Mail the same day and in any case no later than the business day following payment.


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