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Approved RYA Training Centre in the Algarve Portugal

Online Course

RYA - Day Skipper Theory


Our Day Skipper theory training gives you the introduction on how to navigate a yacht using "traditional methods" in company with modern electronic navigational equipment such as GPS and chartplotters.

The RYA Day Skipper theory course comprises of:

  • Introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology and seamanship.
  • D.R. positions, E.P. estimated positions and course to steer calculations.
  • Learn how to figure out tidal heights and tidal streams and how they affect your course.
  • "Rules of the Road" and how to identify the 'give way vessel' when there is a risk of collision.
  • Passage Planning, pre working your pilotage plans so that you comply with SOLAS V recommendations and assisting you on completing a competent port entry.

It's a comprehensive course and will run at your pace in which you will learn how to navigate and be ready for your Day Skipper practical course.


Additional charges will apply if a course extends beyond 6 months.

Duration40 - 50 hours (complete at your own pace).
Course TypeOnline.
Cost£250.00 (All Year Round)
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