Online DaySkipper Theory Course

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Online DaySkipper Theory Course

Complete the RYA Day Skipper Theory course in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace!

What the Girls Had to Say

"I loved being able to login whenever it was convenient for me and not worry about feeling pressured to keep up with the pace of the other girls in the classroom. It's been a long time since I had to learn anything so this option suited me down to the ground!"

Starts:  Day 1 - at your own pace

Finishes: When you feel ready!


About The Event

Short on time or worried about trying to get your head around the Day Skipper theory in just five days? This online option for the Day Skipper theory syllabus gives you all the time you need to complete the course. Plus you get to do it from the comfort of your own home - you can even sit in your pyjamas with a glass of wine if you think it will help!

All of your information, including course materials, is sent out to you directly and is on a USB drive allowing study in area with poor or no internet - such as out on the water! With this uniquely flexible course you can set your own pace with Ocean Training Online, our chosen partner for delivering our online courses 

The RYA Day Skipper theory course is absolutely full of fantastic information from tying knots, tidal heights, tidal streams, weather, position fixing, estimated position to plotting a full blown course to steer and passage plan.

Once you have completed the course you will be safer for yourself, your friends and your family and after completing an RYA practical course you should be well on your way to being a first class skipper!

The course is made up of detailed interactive lessons, all of which are animated for easy learning. You will be allocated a personal tutor who you will be able to contact if you need clarification and they will mark all of your assesments and your final exam.

The RYA Shorebased Day Skipper course is an absolute essential requirement if you wish to proceed to the RYA Day Skipper practical course. 

Once having achieved the RYA Day Skipper sailing course you will then be ready to proceed to the more advanced RYA Coastal Skipper theory course followed by the RYA Coastal Skipper practical course

Please email us if you are interested in booking the online theory course!

Additional Info

This course covers a wide range of content including: Navigation, Meteorology, rules of the road, tides, bouyage, pilotage, passage planning, safety and the use of electronic navigation equipment.

What's included?

  • A USB with all of the course information on
  • 370+ Animations to aid learning
  • 2 RYA training charts
  • An RYA training almanac
  • An RYA electronic chart plotter
  • Access to a Ocean Training Online course tutor
  • Final examination
  • Day Skipper certificate upon successful completion of the course.

What's excluded?

  • Paper, 2B pencils, rubber etc
  • Glass of wine whilst studying!

Why choose Girls for Sail?

  • First of all we want to give you some freedom, we want you to feel absolutely able to do anything onboard, so we will greet you, make you feel welcome, confident and safe, and of course you won't have anyone rushing you! You can learn at your own pace with our skippers and feel the benefit of this in your handling of our yacht!
  • We pride ourselves on our levels of tuition.  There's no such thing as a 'silly' question!  There's no shouting onboard and as it's also your holiday, we want you to have fun and go home relaxed and satisfied with your time here! Not to mention you get to meet new lifelong friends! 

Our values are simple: Encourage, Support, Challenge and Respect!

How to book?

Please email or call us if you would like to book this course!

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