RYA Day Skipper Course

By Grant Headifen, USCG Master Mariner with The Royal Yachting Association of the United Kingdom

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RYA Logo This course has been approved and endorsed by the RYA as the RYA Day Skipper theory course. Pass this course here online and the practical training/test at any RYA training center and you will receive the RYA Day Skipper Certificate - SAIL. This makes you eligible to be awarded the ICC - International Certificate of Competence, required by European countries and signatories to United Nations Resolution 40 as the minimum requirements to sail in their waters and for power boats up to 10 meters.

The RYA Day Skipper Course eLearning Modules 

checkbox Weather and Sea Conditions
checkbox Electrical Systems
checkbox Auxiliary Power
checkbox Rigging: Standing and Running
checkbox Rules of the Nautical Road
checkbox Slip Departure and Return
checkbox Sailing
checkbox Communications
checkbox Navigation
checkbox Tides and Currents
checkbox Passage Planning
checkbox Anchoring and Mooring
checkbox Coping with Emergencies.

The RYA Day Skipper 

checkbox  Approved by the RYA to meet the RYA Day Skipper requirements for theory knowledge and testing 
checkbox  You will be assigned an RYA Instructor to personally grade your test once submitted
checkbox  You will be mailed RYA Charts, RYA Almanac, Electonic Navigation Simulator download-code for Mac and PC, Portland Plotter and Dividers
checkbox  Start, stop and continue when you want
checkbox  Unlimited time to complete
checkbox  Milestone review questions and answers
checkbox  Take as long as you need to complete the Final Exam
checkbox  If there was one course in the world to take, this is the one because of global recognition

This is an online course and test viewable in your browser window.

    Today's Investment: $185  $155 for the getting started pack (no grade no exam) or $395  $350 for the full pack (incl. grade and exam)

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Excerpt from the course

The following is an excerpt from this course

RYA Day Skipper Course: Tides and Current

... So what are the tide heights at times other than at high and at low. You can not assume a linear progression. It more acts like a sine curve. To calculate the tide height at any time you use a tide curve specific for that location.

... The following animation shows how to predict the tidal height using a tide chart.


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