RYA Theory Courses

Day Skipper Theory

 

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.

This course takes into account developments in technology and the electronic navigation aids now available on most cruising boats. A RYA chart plotter has been specifically designed for use on this training course to give you a realistic insight into electronic navigation. Use of this plotter is an integral part of our Day Skipper shorebased course.

How long is the course?

The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers. It can be covered in two ways:

  1. As a series of short sessions in the classroom, combined with a 5 or 6 day Day Skipper Practical Course on the water. Or,

  2. You can take the course as a 5 day classroom course.

 

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 liferafts

 

Price

Euro 650 per person for a 6 day course, including all course material, pencil and notebook, accommodation, lunch, coffee, tea and water.

 

Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory

 

Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages

 

This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster™ Coastal and Yachtmaster™ Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

The RYA’s specially designed chart plotter software will be used during the course to give you a realistic taste of modern electronic navigation.

How long is the course?

The course is taught over 40 hours with three exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions, as an intensive 5 day course, or combining it with our suggested courses, see Yachtmaster webpage.

 

Course topics include:

  • position fixing

  • course shaping and plotting

  • tidal knowledge

  • use of almanacs and admiralty publications

  • electronic position finding equipment

  • taking and interpreting forecasts

  • plotting weather systems

  • weather predictions using a barometer and by observation

  • collision regulations

  • customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad

 

The course starts off with some time for revision of the basics and then moves on to advanced navigation techniques.

Price

Euro 650 per person for a 6 day course, including all course material, pencil and notebook, accommodation, lunch, coffee, tea and water.

 

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35500 Arrecife

Lanzarote

Canary Islands

Tel: +34 632 847 938

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