RYA Day Skipper Theory (3 days + 2 days)

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(19 May 2017 - 21 May 2017) AND (27 May 2017 - 28 May 2017) £425.00
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RYA Day Skipper Theory (3 days + 2 days)

Venue: Cowes

Price from: £425 per person

Duration: 5 Days

Short on time? Busy at work? We have just the best excuse to get that Day Skipper theory out of the way in between your busy schedules! Do your theory over 2 weekends (3+2 days) and gain that navigation knowledge you've been missing! 


What the Girls Had to Say

"Just wanted to send a quick thank you for last week! Nikki and Sarah were great. I had a wonderful time and have officially caught the sailing bug". Francesca, RYA UK July 2014


Starts: 10am each day @ the GFS office, Cowes.

Consecutive weekends: Weekend 1 is on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Weekend 2 is Saturday and Sunday 

Each day finishes 5pm


Finishes: Ends 4pm

About The Event

RYA Day Skipper Theory

What does the day skipper theory syllabus cover?

  • Chartwork
  • The Compass
  • Safety and Rules of the Road
  • Passage Planning
  • Weather
  • Tides
  • Pilotage

The RYA Day Skipper theory course will cover all the information you need to start skippering passages on a yacht -  from tying a knot, 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!

This course runs over TWO CONSECUTIVE weekends:

Weekend 1: Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Weekend 2: Saturday and Sunday


About Cowes 

Cowes is widely credited as being the birthplace of UK yachting, seeing hundreds of 'yachties' descend every year on the seaside town and swelling its resident population multifold!

With a wealth of activities on and off the water and a year-round mild, sunny climate the island attracts loyal visitors and second home owners alike all year round but especially during the spring and summer months when the world class sailing conditions attract professional sailors from around the world to take part in famous regattas and races - as well as thousands of spectators who gather shoreside to watch the dramas unfold.

Easily reached by high speed passenger ferry, car ferry or even hovercraft (the island has the last remaining hovercraft service in the world) from Lymington, Southampton or Portsmouth on the mainland, the island is the perfect destination for young and old alike with plenty to see, eat and do.

Additional Info

 What's included?

  • Fully qualified RYA Instructor
  • You can use our plotters and other equipment free of charge in our classroom-based courses
  • Shorebased classroom with tea and coffee making facilities

 What's included?

  • Transport to and from meeting point
  • Alcoholic drinks and evening meals
  • Departure taxes/customs entries per person
  • *Accommodation upgrades where available

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?

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