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Dayskipper Theory Power/Sail with Lagoon Watersports

This course is a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers and is an essential preparation for our RYA Day Skipper Practical course. We run our courses in our classroom from Brighton Marina. The Day Skipper Theory Course is divided into three weekends.

The first weekend, part 1 includes:

Day 1

  • Seamanship

  • Chart Familiarisation

  • Tidal Heights

Day 2

  • Tidal Streams

  • Secondary Ports

  • Position Fixing

  • Dead Reckoning

  • Estimated Position


The second weekend, part 2 includes:

Day 3

  • Course to Steer

  • Using the GPS

  • Chart Work Exam 

Day 4

  • Buoyage & Pilotage 

  • Safety

  • Meterology

  • Passage Planning 

  • Collision Regulations  


The third weekend, part 3 includes:

Day 5

  • Passage Making

  • General Exam


Course Objective: You will be able to navigate around familiar waters by day

Course Assessment: Two exam papers

Prerequisite: Competent Crew Practical or Equivalent Experience

Where can I find dates for the second and third weekend? Click the 'Details' button next to any course dates below and you will be presented with date options for the other sessions. 

We also run this course from our classroom in central Barcelona.


If you would like more information call us on 01273 424842 opt1 or Email Us









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Really great course, great structure. Everyone was really nice and welcoming.


Johnny was friendly, patient and completely supportive. He gave me confidence in my own ability. Definitely worthwhile and would highly recommend this course.

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