THE RYA DAY SKIPPER SHOREBASED THEORY COURSE CAN BE TAKEN IN THE CLASSROOM OR ONLINE
RYA DAY SKIPPER SHOREBASED COURSE OVERVIEW:
If you would like to become involved with onboard navigation and planning or even to become a skipper then RYA Day Skipper training is what you’re looking for. Whether you are new to boating (yachting, keel-boating, motor boating, power-boating or coastal rowing) or you already have considerable crewing experience this course is for you.
The RYA Day Skipper shorebased course (sometimes known as the RYA Day Skipper theory course) is the ideal starting point for aspiring skippers (and their first mate), either motor or sail. The word “shorebased” in the title gives you the clue that this course is taken either in the classroom or online away from the many distractions of flapping sails, noisy engines, waves and other water users.
The Day Skipper shorebased course aims to provide students with sufficient knowledge to enable them to navigate around familiar tidal and non tidal waters by day and prepares students for progression onto either a RYA Day Skipper Sail Practical, RYA Day Skipper Power Practical or RYA Intermediate Powerboat course.
The RYA Day Skipper shorebased course with Chieftain Training isn’t all about gaining qualifications, though. Yes, our five-day or thirteen evening theory course will equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills, but it is also about having fun and meeting like-minded people.
HOW LONG DOES THE RYA DAY SKIPPER SHOREBASED COURSE TAKE TO COMPLETE?
The RYA Day Skipper theory course traditionally takes five days or 40 hours to complete. We offer the course in a variety of different formats, allowing you to choose the option that best suits you from the following:
- Five consecutive days usually starting on a Saturday or a Monday
- Twin Weekend; the first weekend runs Saturday to Monday, the second weekend shortens to just Saturday and Sunday
- Night School; attend once a week for thirteen evenings during the winter months OR attend a two-day weekend followed by 8 evenings.
- Online with Skippers Online, for those who can not give up the 5 days for the classroom. The Day Skipper Shorebased online E-Learning course takes 40-50 hours to complete and can be undertaken at your own pace, over a period of up to 6 months. This online course is delivered by Skippers Online and support is provided by an RYA Instructors
The Day Skipper Shorebased classroom based courses are held at our training centre in Southampton. The online version is obviously on your PC, Mac or tablet.
WHAT ARE THE PRE REQUISITES FOR THE RYA DAY SKIPPER SHOREBASED COURSE?
The Day Skipper shorebased theory course is suitable for beginners and as such there are no specified requirements. However, it is preferable that you have at least a couple of days experience crewing aboard a sailing or motor yacht, keelboat or powerboat.
WHAT IS COVERED ON THE RYA DAY SKIPPER SHOREBASED COURSE?
The Day Skipper Shorebased course is essentially a navigation course for beginners wanting to progress to Skipper level (either sail or power). The RYA syllabus is designed to introduce students to:
- Basic seamanship
- A basic knowledge of lights
When taking a RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Theory course with Chieftain Training, students will have the opportunity to use the real kit; our classroom is equipped with live Garmin GPS chart plotters and we integrate traditional (paper chart) navigation with the more modern electronic navigation throughout the course.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE RYA DAY SKIPPER SHOREBASED COURSE?
Day Skipper training at Chieftain Training is comprehensive. We aim to make life as easy as possible for our students and provide the following within the course:
- Two RYA Training Charts
- RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Handbook
- RYA Day Skipper Exercises publication
- RYA Electronic Chart Plotter (for PC or Mac)
- Use of plotter and dividers whilst at the training centre
- Phone and email support for online students
- RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Certificate
- On Street parking (at our centre)
- Free postage within the UK (for the online course)
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RYA DAY SKIPPER SHOREBASED COURSE?
5 day and Split Weekend Day Skipper Shorebased
- Meals and accommodation
Night School Day Skipper Shorebased
- Meals and accommodation
- Plotter and dividers to take away for homework (available to buy from us)
Online Day Skipper
- Plotter and dividers (available to buy from us)
- Overseas postage- (click for charges)
WHAT RATIO IS THE RYA DAY SKIPPER SHOREBASED COURSE TAUGHT AT?
The RYA allow centres to run with up-to 12 students on this course. While this works for night school we find it is far too many for our 5-day and weekend courses so we limit the class size to 8, which means you each get a double desk to spread your charts out on. In reality the class size is often smaller and we run with as few as two students.
IS THIS RYA DAY SKIPPER SHOREBASED COURSE RIGHT FOR ME?
Still wondering if this is the right course for you? The RYA Day Skipper shorebased course is suitable for a wide range of people, from beginners to those with a bit more experience hoping to become certified Skippers. Some people’s aim is simply to be able to skipper a yacht or motorboat for fun, others look to use the skills and knowledge as a vehicle for their sport or job. If you want to progress onto a Day Skipper practical course, this course is the starting point.
If you are unsure as to whether the Day Skipper Shorebased is suitable for you, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our Course Advisors to discuss your options in detail.
WHY CHOOSE CHIEFTAIN TRAINING FOR THE RYA DAY SKIPPER SHOREBASED COURSE?
Chieftain Training is a “Not for Profit,” organisation with a strong commitment to delivering the best quality training courses. We want you to learn and get the skills you sign up for, but we also want you to have fun.
We are run by a team of experienced Instructors, (many of us have been in the industry for over two decades). It doesn’t matter which course you book onto or on which date: you will be guaranteed to receive the best level of training possible.
This course is covered by our unique Chieftain Second Chance Promise. If you do not pass the course the first time we will let you re take the course for free.
RYA DAY SKIPPER SHOREBASED ONLINE COURSE INVIGILATION:
If you choose the online version of the course you will complete the same two assessment papers as our classroom students For the majority of our students these papers do not require invigilation. However if you intend to use the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Certificate to apply for a Commercial Endorsement then you will require invigilation. This does not have to be carried out here in Southampton, we can arrange for invigilation with an RYA Instructor near you (for which there may be a small fee).
BOOKING THE RYA DAY SKIPPER SHOREBASED COURSE:
FACE TO FACE DAY SKIPPER SHOREBASED COURSE
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ONLINE DAY SKIPPER SHOREBASED COURSE
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