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RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

3rd October - 5 December

The RYA Day Skipper Shorebased course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.

Course topics include:

  • the basics of seamanship
  • the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
  • chartwork
  • electronic charts
  • position fixing
  • plotting a course to steer
  • weather forecasting and meteorology
  • tides
  • collision regulations
  • emergency and safety procedures including distress calls,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

Max 5 on the course. 

The course will run over about 2 months on Saturdays (10am to 2pm) and Wednesdays (6pm to 9pm) at Salcombe Yacht Club. Start date 3rd October 2020.

Course Fees: £150 for full members

£185 for temporary members

To express and interest and/or to reserve your place please email Mike on

Last updated 10:58am on 11 September 2020

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