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RYA Day Skipper (Theory)

5-6 Days


The RYA Day Skipper/Watch leader course is a really enjoyable navigation course designed to enable us to complete longer day passages. The course is suitable for both Motor Cruising enthusiasts and sailors alike.



This course is a comprehensive introduction to chartwork, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship for Competent Crew, excellent in improving abilities to make decisions on board. 

Nautical terms
Chartwork & navigation
Tides & tidal streams
Visual aids
Position, course, speed
Passage planning


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5-6 day course

Student to instructor max ratio

3 : 1




(1:1 Individual)



(3:1 Group)



Knowledge Required

No prior knowledge or experience is required to undertake this course!

What To Bring


A little bit of research to ensure this is the right course for you, and to improve your understand of course topics.

A Snack

These are long classroom courses. Take wee snacks with you to ease the brain overload.

A good attitude to learn!

A packed lunch or money to eat out

We have a fridge-freezer, kettle, microwave, small cooker, cutlery, plates, coffee/tea/sugar/milk for you to use.

Got A Boat?

Own Boat Tuition

If you've just bought a boat or are looking to boost your confidence in an area you are based, please get in touch! We can travel to you, or you can bring your boat to us.

  • Portland course plotter​

  • Dividers + parallel rule​

  • RYA Book(s)

  • Use of Kitchen

  • Hot/cold drinks

  • Experienced, enthusiastic and approachable instructors

  • Certificate upon successful course completion

Skills Gained

With confidence, you should be able to plan and undertake longer coastal passages during daylight hours, with full understanding of safe passage planning and execution.


The ability to undertake the Day Skipper practical course. Also with sufficient sea time and miles go for an examination to obtain an MCA commercial license valid for use on many types of passenger carrying and other commercial vessels operating under MCA codes of practise to work in the marine industry mainly during daylight hours. The Day Skipper practical certificate can be converted into and International certificate of Competence (ICC).

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Boat Trips

Come and visit us prior to your course and book a boat trip with friends and family. We run our boat rides all year round and they're super fun for all. View Scotland's most exciting city along the iconic River Clyde.

Suggested Courses

We offer a fantastic range of RYA Courses delivered by our team of highly trained instructors. Although navigation and skippering boats is a serious business, it should be fun and it's our ethos that you have a great time with us!

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