RYA Day Skipper Theory Classroom Course - From £299 In Southampton

Our classroom taught RYA Day Skipper Theory Course is available in a choice of formats. The first being run over 5 consecutive days, the second being 2 weekends including a Friday making up the 5 days. Available at our Southampton training centre classrooms within Shamrock Quay marina with free accommodation ( must be pre-booked ) on board one of yachts.

Check the course calendar button above for the course dates.

Costing from just £299 per person for either format with free VHF radio course & also free accommodation

Our course fee includes all the equipment and tools needed to successfully complete the course. Unlimited tea and coffee is included, as well as a free parking permit within Shamrock Quay for the duration of the course. Also included within the course fee is the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Notes book.

We do not offer this course online as we have found the classroom contact experience invaluable to most students. We strongly believe time in the classroom with other students and our RYA Yachtmaster instructors will give you the strongest result.

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RYA Day Skipper Theory Courses In Southampton

The RYA Day Skipper Theory Course is an introduction to navigating in familiar waters by day. You will also have a brief introduction to lights in order that you can use these to navigate by night during your Day Skipper Practical Course for power or sail. The course is also a must for those looking at taking the RYA Advanced Powerboat course.

RYA Day Skipper Theory Customer Reviews

"I have just spent 5 days split over 2 weekends doing my Day Skipper Theory Course with SBT. I decided to use them after reading reviews on here, so only fair to do the same. If you are thinking of doing it online.....don't, the classroom together with others and a very good instructor is the place to learn. Tom (2) was great to learn with and I very much enjoyed the experience, I am already booked for the practical course, again with SBT." Tripadvisor 16/10/17 

"I recently attended this course and would completely recommend using Solent Boat Charters & Training. Our instructor Matt was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and took us through quite an intense course at the right speed and with good humour. I am very pleased I chose to do this course in the classroom rather than online and that I used this company. It works well to break it up across over 2 weekends as there is a lot to take in." Tripadvisor 23/02/17

"I have just completed my 3rd course with SBT (Day Skipper Theory) having previously completed my VHF & Powerboat Level 2. During all 3 course from the moment of booking to completion SBT have been great, warm, friendly and helpful company and people. Nothing was too much trouble, the courses themselves were well taught and informative. With regard to the Day skipper Theory I did my first course of the essential Nav course (pre cursor to day skipper) on line with another provider . After doing the VHF & PB2 I looked at doing Day skipper theory and SBT do not provide this course on line and their website intro states why. Boy are they right!!!!! There is only one way (for me at least) and thats in the classroom, this provides immediate feedback and allows for the subject to be learnt clearly. You also get to interact with other students and this in its self can assist with the learning process. For me now it has shown me there is really only one way to learn this and that with others in a classroom. Thank you to all at SBT especially Sam for PB2 & VHF and Sean for DST. Special mention to Callum thanks for the support & good luck with your practical!" Tripadvisor 19/09/16

"I had thought of doing an online course, but I would recommend doing this one with face to face contact with an excellent instructor." Tripadvisor 08/02/17

Why Not Do Your Day Skipper Practical Course With Us As Well ?

With a fleet of 6 Bavaria yachts from 30ft to 49ft we really do offer an excellent range of courses, skills days and mileage builders. We firmly believe do other training centre has a wealth of resources including our 7 full time Yachtmaster instructors.

RYA Day Skipper Course Syllabus

Subjects covered include:

The Basics of Seamanship
The Essentials of Coastal Navigation and Pilotage
Chart Work & Electronic Charts
Position Fixing
Plotting a Course to Steer
Weather Forecasting & Meteorology
Collision Regulations
Emergency & Safety Procedures including Distress Calls, the use of Flares, Safety Harnesses, Lifejackets and Liferafts

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