RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Course commencing 3rd October 2023


RYA Day Skipper Shorebase course poster

This course gives a basic, but reasonably comprehensive, introduction to chartwork, navigation, meteorology and seamanship for the yachtsperson. International Rules for the Prevention of Collision at Sea are also covered. The course does not assume extensive prior knowledge, and is therefore suitable for relative beginners. However, sailors with a good measure of practical experience, but less theoretical knowledge, might well also find the course valuable. The full R.Y.A. syllabus will be covered and extended as necessary to cover local issues and other relevant material. 

Classes are on Tuesday evenings from 19.00 to 21.30, starting 3rd October.
Also, there is one Saturday morning: 2nd December.
In total, there are 17 classes plus two assessment sessions.
‘Homework’ will be set after most classes

R.Y.A. Course notes, practice charts, booklets and Training Almanac will be provided to students on the course. The Training Almanac must be returned on completion of the course.​You will need to bring dividers, parallel rules or plotter, 3B pencils and a notepad for exercises

The cost of the course will be:
​Members (including Junior Associate and 18-25 Associate): £200.
Non-members: £350.

Tutors: Roger Woodward and Wendy Grant