RYA Day Skipper eLearning Theory

Programme de formation et examen en ligne. 
Tout ce qu'il vous faut pour suivre cette formation, c'est un ordinateur (PC/Mac/iPad, etc.) et une connexion Internet.
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Learning at any time and place.

RYA - Day Skipper eLearning Theory Course:  Covering all that you need to know for safe cruising.

Course details

Pre-Course Experience

Some practical experience is desirable although not essential.

Assumed Knowledge


Student Instructor Ratio

You will be assigned a dedicated RYA Yachtmaster Instructor to answer your questions.


Study time required about 50 hours, plus two exams

Course Content


Coastal navigation and pilotage


Electronic charts

Position fixing

Plotting a course to steer

Weather forecasting and meteorology


Collision regulations

Ability after Course

This course equips you with enough knowledge to understand how to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising. Successfully gaining your certificate will enable you to confidently progress with your Day Skipper practical course.

Syllabus RYA Day Skipper eLearning Course: A comprehensive introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship for Competent Crew. You will find this course invaluable if you want to learn to start making decisions onboard. 

Our RYA Shorebased training centre partner Swiss Maritime Academy is based in Switzerland and acts as an agent.  The eLearning courses are conducted by the RYA Training Center Splash Seaschool. Your details are forwarded to Splash Seaschool for further booking formalities.

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