RYA Day Skipper: Theory Shorebased Course

What is special about this course?

The syllabus prepares you for skippering and navigation around familiar waters by day

Entry requirements

Some practical experience desirable.

The syllabus prepares you for skippering and navigation around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included - in case you arrive back late. Includes: Basic Nautical knowledge, Basic Navigation: Position and Direction, Charts and Publications: Simple Plotting, Deck Seamanship, Tides and Tidal Streams, Rigs and Rigging (DSS), Marine Engines and Installations (DSM), Buoys, Beacons, Lights and Pilotage, Understanding the Weather, Passage Planning, Sea safety and cruising practices...

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening

Subject to sufficient class number this is delivered as a taught class usually over a number of evenings or weekend sessions.

How long will my course last?

40 Hour

This is a 40 hour course, plus 2 exams

Where can I study my course?

Start date

Please contact your local centre for more details on the course start date.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Progression - RYA Coastal Skipper/Yacht Master Offshore

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for RYA Day Skipper: Theory Shorebased Course

To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local UHI Argyll Centre

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Argyll. UHI Argyll operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.