Quaystage Training RYA Sailing School

Shorebased Courses

RYA Day Skipper Theory

The course is a comprehensive introduction to navigation and sailing for would-be skippers. The course covers the basics of coastal navigation and pilotage including chart work, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting and meteorology, knowledge of tides, International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea, electronic charts and the basics of seamanship.


5 days or 3 weekends

This course can also be completed online.

Previous experience required

None - but some practical experience would be useful.

Successful course outcome

At the end of the course successful students will be awarded the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Certificate and will have sufficient knowledge to undertake the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course.


RYA Day Skipper Theory Course Pack, Dividers and Plotter.

The course is held in our classroom and includes all course materials, morning and afternoon tea. Lunch is not included.

Contact us to book the RYA Day Skipper Online Course