RYA Day Skipper Course – Online

The RYA Day Skipper Theory Course is aimed at students who are looking to learn the theory knowledge in order to confidently skipper small boats in familiar waters by day. This course works hand-in-hand with the Day Skipper practical course and is designed for motor boaters, sailors and power boaters alike.

You can study, at your own pace, in the comfort of your home whilst also benefiting from full instructor support via email and phone. This interactive form of learning with animated teaching slides as well as scrolling lessons helps to bring the Day Skipper course to life. Please email us to see a live demonstration of our online training course.

Do I need previous experience?

No – However you will get more out of the course if you have attended the RYA Basic Navigation course or have been boating before.

What will I learn?

Topics covered will include – Basic seamanship, navigation, lights and shapes, weather and collision regulations. On completion of this course you will have the theoretical knowledge to navigate small yachts around familiar waters by day.

Course Schedule and Costs

  • Online course
  • 40 hours learning
  • £299 per person including full instructor support and course training material

What does it include?

  • Phone and email support
  • Course material
  • CD ROM
  • Chart plotter and training Almanac

Please note, you will also need a portland plotter and a set of dividers.


Please call 02381 242159 to book your online RYA Day Skipper theory course. Get started today with pre-course reading and your RYA Day Skipper pack will be with you shortly. This will be sent via Royal Mail in the meantime.

Our online courses are delivered by sailing courses online, a RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training. The online course registration last for 8 months. However, if you feel you need longer to complete the course there is a £30 charge to extend the course for an additional 8 months.