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RYA Day Skipper Theory Course | West Cork | Ireland
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RYA Day Skipper Theory

A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.

This 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 Details

The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers. It can be covered as a series of 3 weekend sessions, or as an intensive week-long course. 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
  • Construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
  • Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

Also included (not examined) is the use of electronics in navigation today, covering chartplotters, AIS, DSC, and the internet.

What is provided

  • Day Skipper Practical Course notes.
  • RYA Training Charts 3 and 4, RYA Training Almanac.
  • Tea, Coffee, and Biscuits.

What you need to bring

  • Lunch
  • Plotter and dividers
  • Pens, pencils, and paper

Pre course experience

  • None


Please contact us for course dates.

Bookings are subject to our standard Terms & Conditions

Next Step: RYA Day Skipper practical (sail)

Carbery Sailing specialises in beginner's sailing and Fast Track RYA Day Skipper courses. We also undertake adventure sailing cruises on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, Ocean Passages to Spain, Madeira, the Azores and the Canaries on a Hallberg-Rassy 46.

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