RYA Day Skipper Course in Surrey
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Day Skipper Shore Based Courses

The day skipper shorebased couse is a comprehensive introduction to navigation and 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 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


RYA Day Skipper Theory course, Surrey Sailing
 Course options:

We appreciate that finding time for courses can be difficult therefore we offer this course over 8 evenings & 1 weekend - 1 evening per week 6.30pm to 9.45pm plus 1 weekend 9am to 5.30pm.

Next course dates:
Please contact us for dates