RYA Day Skipper Online Theory

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The RYA Day Skipper theory course covers the basic areas of navigation and seamanship. If you are planning to spend more time on the water, completing this theory course using Urban Truant's easy-to-use educational online portal will give you an essential understanding of how to remain safe at sea ... and find your way home! You can also go on to do your RYA Day Skipper practical course.

Taught over 40 hours, the course is a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers and provides you with the required knowledge to navigate safely. A list of modules is below and at the end of each module, you are invited to try out what you have learned with online tests. Full answers are immediately available for every test question and you can go back and re-do any part of the module - giving you confidence to move onto the next section when you know you are ready.

Once you have completed every module you are ready to sit the exam. Again, this is done from your own home or office and completed in a time limit. You will need to have your RYA training charts, books and equipment to hand, and all answers should be entered into Urban Truant's online exam form. Your submitted answers will be marked by a qualified RYA shorebased instructor within two working days (often within one working day).

Passing the course gives you ideal preparation ahead of completing the RYA Day Skipper practical course, which can also be provided by Urban Truant. We use modern yachts and insist on a low ratio of students to instructor, meaning you spend more time learning and less time waiting for others to take their turn.

Some practical experience is desirable although not essential.
Instructor Ratio
You will be assigned a dedicated RYA Yachtmaster Instructor to answer your questions.
Duration40hrs online study
Coastal navigation and pilotage
Electronic charts
Position fixing
Plotting a course to steer
Weather forecasting and meteorology
Collision regulations
Ability after
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.

What’s Included

  • Quality plotter and dividers so you can do your chartwork
  • RYA training charts and almanac
  • RYA Day Skipper Northern Hemisphere Exercise book
  • Unlimited access to Urban Truant's qualified RYA shorebased instructors (via email, phone, Skype and FaceTime)
  • All charts, books and equipment are sent First Class in the next post in your free Urban Truant bag!

RYA Day Skipper Online

All our online courses are delivered through our dedicated online learning platform at www.sailingcourseonline.co.uk. You can sign up for the RYA Day Skipper or register your details for a free 24hr access trial.

See what our students say:

Paul and Caroline W- Bespoke skills refresher

"As predominantly inland water/coastal sailors with 35+ years experience we found our few days with Rich to be an extremely helpful and enjoyable experience. We were impressed with the way in which he quickly assessed our individual needs and concerns and tailored an appropriate approach.
We received useful reminders on passage planning, navigation generally and boat safety – all offered in an intelligent and understandable way.
The boat was well prepared and comfortable to sail even with five of us on board.  We all enjoyed the food, with our individual needs being well met.... read more"

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