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RYA Day Skipper Theory - Comprehensive Course in Navigation

RYA Day Skipper Theory Online Course Details

RYA Day Skipper Theory Online Course is a brilliant online course for anyone interested in sailing, or motor boating. This course will give you the fundamental knowledge needed when you’re afloat, from navigation to safety and seamanship to passage planning.

 

It assumes no prior knowledge so can be tackled by keen newcomers to boating who want to learn about charts and navigation. It is the perfect preparation course for intermediate level sailors preparing for a RYA Day Skipper Practical or those starting to take more responsibility on boats - whether it is at watch leader level or a goal to own your own boat.

 

You can do it at home at your own pace – All you need is a computer and an internet connection. We send you a student pack by post (postage FREE for UK addresses. Postal charge extra for outside the UK)

RYA Day Skipper Theory - BUY NOW £245*

* special offer for a limited period. Full price for Day Skipper Theory was £295 for UK addresses and now on offer for £245

(non UK addresses have higher cost to cover postage of bulky student study pack, but have a similar discount off the full price)

 

Embark
Sun, 08-03-2020 - 00:00
Study at Home
Disembark
Sun, 07-03-2021 - 00:00
Study at Home
Duration
40
Vessel
RYA Theory Courses
Voyage No.
RYADS080320

Berths and voyage availability

RYA Day Skipper Theory - Course details

You can take RYA Day Skipper as a classroom course then it is at least 40 hours teaching plus homework exercises. Evening classes typically run over 28 weeks.

Top reasons to take the online course

  • Flexibility - anytime, anywhere, at your own speed
  • Suitable for all - no course pre course requirements
  • Safety Essentials - all the essential knowledge for going afloat
  • Simplicity - easy to use, interactive and full of great graphics
  • Supporting your knowledge - an ideal accompaniment to your practical course
  • Complements other courses - a great starting point before more advanced courses
  • Real skills - use real skills alongside online technology
  • Best advice - written by top RYA instructors, created by award winning designers
  • Learn it, try it, test it - practice what you’ve learnt before taking the test
Producing a pilotage plan for a passage along the coast
Producing a pilotage plan for a passage along the coast

Day Skipper.

The day skipper theory course is made up of detailed lessons, most of which are animated for easy learning.

Each lesson is followed by a set of questions which can be answered online.

Once an answer is submitted the feedback is instant in the form of a detailed answer page. Some answers will be forwarded to your instructor who will provide personal feedback and help where required.


One of the major advantages of using the Day Skipper course is being able to know instantly how you are doing. Even the answers that you have submitted to your instructor are provided with instant feedback.

Course topics 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 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
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Full RYA Day Skipper Theory Syllabus

 

How Long do I have to Complete the Course?

The content breadth of this course is nearly as comprehensive as a Yachtmaster Theory Course, but you are not expected to understand it to such a high degree. Think of this as an important journey in your sailing skills development. Even if you studied it full time, it could take 1-2 weeks to cover all the exercises and complete the exam at the end. Some sections are easier than others, so if you are spacing it out I would do the chartwork and tides closer to the end, so you can remember it for the exam.

There is an initial course access period of 6 months, after which time a course extension fee of £30 will be required. The course access period is activated when you make payment.

Who is my Instructor if I get Stuck?

An instructor supplied by Navathome.com will be on hand every step of the way, so if you need additional help or have any questions, you will not be alone. 

The Day Skipper Theory course from Classic Sailing is delivered by Navathome, a RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training. They run these courses 365 days of the year, so are familiar with typical topics students struggle with.

The Course is subject to Navathome Terms and Conditions.

RYA Day Skipper Theory - Buy Now Offer - £245*

 

* special offer for a limited period. Full price for Day Skipper Theory was £295 for UK addresses and now on offer for £245

(non UK addresses have higher cost to cover postage of bulky student study pack, but have a similar discount off the full price)

Ships cat helping with navigation on tall ship Picton Castle
Ships cat helping with navigation on tall ship Picton Castle
Privacy Information for your Online Course

The following two drop downs explain the process for Classic Sailing to log you onto the course of your choice. 

RYA Day Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster Courses Important Privacy Information

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with Navathome via www.navathome.com. This training website and database is held and maintained on a secure server. Navathome is an RYA training centre which specialises in online navigation training and will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.

Your payment information will be collected by “name of agent” on behalf of Navathome.  This information is collected by “name of agent” and is not passed on to any other organisation. Payment information for the purpose of logging you into the Navathome admin will not be retained once the payment is made. Your name and email address will be entered on www.navathome.com in order to create your user account. Your postal address will be provided in order to send your student pack. You will have access to the site for six months in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Navathome and may be available to “name of agent” who may have access to the Navathome database. This period maybe extended should you wish to extend your course access.

On completion of your course, your name and email will be retained by Navathome for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows Navathome to record your certification. Your Instructor will not hold any information for the purposes of Navathome student support after this date.  Please note that this agent may hold information to enable provision of other training not associated with the Navathome course.

Should you not complete the course in the given time frame, your name and email will be retained by Navathome for the purpose of recording details of the course. This information allows Navathome to retain a record of coursework you have completed.

If you would like your personal data removed from www.navathome.com prior to the end of your access period or at any time before you have completed your course, you can request it by email.  Please contact info@navathome.com  giving your name and email address and the course you would like to delete. Please note that if you request deletion of your account before you have completed your course, your access to the course and records of your progress will be lost.

If you would like details of your online course removing from the Navathome database when you have completed the course, please email your request to info@navathome.com giving your name and email address. Please note that removal of course details from the Navathome database, means that any certification gained as a result of this course will not be verifiable by Navathome, nor would Navathome be able to help with a replacement certificate.

Full details of how Navathome will deal with your personal information is given in the Navathome terms and conditions.

Essential Navigation and PPR Courses with the RYA, Important Privacy Information

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in www.ryainteractive.org. This learning management website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.

Your name and email address will be entered on www.ryainteractive.org in order to create your user account. On your first access to the site, you will be asked to enter your address and date of birth. You will have access to the site for one year in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Learning Pool and be available to this training centre and the RYA for the purpose of managing your course. 

Instructional support will be provided by this training centre for a period of Classic Sailing LTS from the date of your course booking.

On completion of your course, your name, email, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA's central database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification, to update any records they may already hold about you or your qualifications and to verify your certificate if required.

After one year from the date of your enrolment on a course, your user account will be removed from www.ryainteractive.org.

Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access www.ryainteractive.org.

For the duration of your access to the site, your data will be held in accordance with the RYA Interactive Data Policy, Terms and Conditions.

If you receive a digital certificate downloaded from the RYA Interactive site on completion of your course, your name, address, date of birth and certificate details will be transferred to the RYA database and held in accordance with the RYA’s Privacy Policy.

 
Delivery outside of Europe

Addresses outside Europe: If your forwarding address for the start up pack is outside Europe we need to use a courier service to ensure delivery. The pack is quite bulky so there is an additional postal charge of £30 for addresses in the USA and Canada and £40 for the rest of the world.  We will be adding outside Europe postal charges to our on line payment shortly but in the interim please ring us on 0044 (0)1872 580022 with your delivery address and we'll sort out the payment.

RYA Theory Courses

Want to study Navigation and Seamanship?

Would you like to gain an internationally recognised RYA (Royal Yachting Association) qualification?

Do you want to understand how navigation works so you can become a watch leader or skipper?

Want to brush up your theory to pass a Yachtmaster Practical Exam for a sailing career?

Hoping to sail the world - Are you ready for some Astro Nav?

 

 Buy Now - Special Offer on longer RYA Theory Courses

Below explains all the distance learning or on line RYA theory courses that your can order and pay for on the Classic Sailing Website.

Distance Learning on-line makes it simple to learn.

  1. You can do it at home – or anywhere with an internet connection
  2. No travelling or commitment to 28 weeks of evening classes.
  3. You do it in your own time, in bite sized chunks
  4. Assistance is available to answer anything you may struggle  with.
  • RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship is an introductory course for only £95
  • RYA Day Skipper Theory - covers all you need to know from navigation novice to keen potential day skipper OFFER £245 (was £295)
  • RYA Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore Theory - the building blocks for intermediate/advanced skipper skills OFFER £245 (was £295)
  • RYA Yacht Master Ocean Theory - Astro navigation, sextants, routing & weather OFFER £295.00 (was £345)
  • Professional Practice & Responsibilities PPR (for instructors and wannabe charter skippers) £39

There is a higher course cost for posting the student pack to non UK addresses. Click on Buy Now button above for full details.

Assistance is available to answer anything you may struggle with.

Statistics

7/10ths of the world's surface is ocean, and sea levels are rising. There has never been a better time to learn to sail and navigate a boat"

Distance Learning at home - You are Not on Your Own

Debbie co founded Classic Sailing and is a RYA Yachtmaster Instructor
Debbie co founded Classic Sailing and is a RYA Yachtmaster Instructor

You set the time frame, you decide when you are free, and you decide how long each session will be.

You do have to have an element of self motivation and determination, but the online courses are interactive and fun. An instructor is never far away, by email or phone, to help you if you are struggling with any element, and there is a wealth of material provided with the Learning Packs sent to you. In fact, more than likely, we will not hear from you again until you have actually passed the exam and wish to join one of our RYA Practical Courses. 

Theory courses are not obligatory in order to pass any of the practical exams, but we do find that without the theory, some students struggle to complete the practical in the time given, or block the learning of others. The practical courses on boats at sea are fun, and challenging, and if you have done your homework, they are incredibly enjoyable. 

The beauty of an online course, is that you are in control. No need to juggle home and work, or arrange childcare, in order to get to evening school. No need to spend some of your precious holiday time stuck in a classroom. Instructors are on hand should you need any element of the course explaining, and will give you feedback on your submitted answers.

Who is there to help you?

The Classic Sailing office team are there to help you with RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship and the Professional Practice and Responsibilities Courses. The longer courses are run by Navathome - our chosen distance learning experts. This includes RYA Day Skipper, RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Ocean Theory. Their RYA instructors deal with high level RYA theory courses all the time and are much better placed to answer specific course questions. For more details of what this involves in terms of service see their Navathome Terms and Conditions. Please view Classic Sailing's Privacy Policy here for information on how we store and retain your information. 

By booking a Day Skipper or Yachtmaster course, the student agrees to Navathomes Terms and Conditions. 

For Essential Navigation and PPR, you agree to the RYA Terms and Conditions shown on the course page.

The information we collect on the form below is required for Classic Sailing to enrol you in the course with the course provider (Navathome or RYA). We will require your name, email address and delivery address so all the material can be sent directly to you including log in details.

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Itinerary

On a sailing voyage, we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights described above, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her.

Visas and Vaccinations

Classic sailing is unable to be an expert for advice on visas and vaccinations for customers traveling outside their own country.

Please seek advice relating to your nationality traveling to the countries of your voyage from the country you will be setting off from and returning to.

Passports

In most instances, you will need a passport that expires six months or more after your return to your home country.

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