Day Skipper Theory Course

A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.

This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.

  • The basics of seamanship
  • The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
  • Chartwork
  • Electronic charts
  • Position fixing
  • Plotting a course to steer
  • Weather forecasting and meteorology
  • Tides
  • Collision regulations
  • Construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
  • Emergency and safety procedures including distress
  • Calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts
How Long is the course?
The course is taught over 40 hours with two exam papers. It can be covered as a series of short sessions or as an intensive week-long course.

Course Price: 650€