RYA Day Skipper Theory Course in Port Solent, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

The RYA Day Skipper Course is for those of you that wish to go that bit extra having completed your ICC or Helmsman Course.

The RYA Day Skipper Course provides you with a basic knowledge and confidence in the following topics:

  • Nautical terms
  • Types of vessels
  • Knots and rope work
  • Anchoring
  • Safety Equipment
  • Fire Safety & Fire Fighting
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Rules of the Road
  • Lights and Day Shapes
  • Interpreting Charts
  • Plotting your position
  • Variation


  • Tidal Theory
  • Tidal diamonds & Steams
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Estimated Positioning
  • Course to steer
  • Waypoints
  • Buoyage
  • Lights & Pilotage
  • Weather Systems & Weather Forecasts
  • Land & Sea Breezes
  • Weather and Passage making
  • Beauford Scale
Day Skipper

These are the skills required to skipper a boat Safely and to Navigate from port to port and moor-up at the end of the day.

This is a 43hr course.

The cost of the Day Skipper Theory Course is as follows:

With regret and due to the increase in services such as fuel and electricity during the past year.
For the first time in 5 years we need to change our prices.

43 hrs Classroom
1-2-1 instruction, £700.00
Individual booking, £360.00
Booking for two, £340.00 each
Booking for three, £320.00 each

Courses will be run normally on a minimum of four students, however one to one can be arranged. Call Cliff on +447767398892 for details.


Course Payments

A payment of 25% of the course cost is required to confirm the booking and full payment one week prior to the course start date.
Payments can be made by
Bank Transfer:
Card Payment: Debit cards no extra small admin charge for credit card payments  
Cash payments: on request