RYA Day Skipper Theory

The RYA Day Skipper online theory course is ideal for inexperienced and aspiring skippers.  


The course equips you with sufficient knowledge to navigate safely around familiar waters by day plus a knowledge of lights to introduce you to night cruising.


Developments in technology and electronic navigation aids now available on most cruising boats is also included.


Invaluable if you are considering taking the RYA Day Skipper practical course and for learning how to start making informed decisions on board.

  • Assumed knowledge
    Some practical experience is desirable.
  • Duration
    A minimum of 40 hours of course study time is specified by the RYA, plus time for exercises and exams.
  • Ability after course
    Background knowledge to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day.  

RYA Day Skipper

Online Theory Course



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